At least eight people were killed in a coordinated bombing target a cricket stadium in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place late on Friday night in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city.

The statement further added that three explosions took place inside the stadium at around 11:45 pm local time, leaving at least eight dead and forty five others wounded.

At least eight of the wounded individuals were discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment while the remaining 37 others are still receiving treatment.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the deadly bombings.

In the meantime, the Taliban group spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the fighters of the group have no link with the last night’s attack in Jalalabad city.

according to the provincial government, the organizer of the cricket game Hedayatullah Zahir was among those killed along with the deputy mayor of Jalalabad Dr. Nikmal.


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