Tech & Science : Two deaths in the grenade attack of a stadium in Kabul, according to the police

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Kabul (Reuters) - Two people were killed in the explosion of a pomegranate that struck the Main Kabul cricket stadium in a championship match, police announced on Saturday.

The explosion occurred in the crowd while spectators attended a match between two teams from the Local Cricket Shpageza League, the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) said.

"Two people were killed and some of our injured compatriots," Khalid Zadran, Kabul police spokesman, added that the security forces were looking for attacks.

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"The match stopped for a while. After cleaning the area, the match resumed," he told Reuters.

At first, officials had reported four injured but had not pointed out any death.

Cricket is an extremely popular sport in Afghanistan, the country's national team continuing to look good on the international scene despite limited resources and the instability of the country. Some Afghans are classified among the best players in the world.

Friday is a public holiday in Afghanistan and the national championship with eight teams, which has been taking place for ten days, attracted a large audience at the capital stadium.

Taliban leaders in power in Afghanistan have sought to minimize the concerns of the international community concerning the security situation of the country, while attacks on the local Islamic State branch continue throughout the country, including in Kabul.

Friday's attack was not claimed.

(written by Gibran Peshimam, French version Benjamin Mallet)

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