The UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan vehemently condemned the “atrocious attack” at Kabul International Cricket Stadium, in the Afghan capital, which reportedly resulted in injuries among the spectators.

The top UN official, Dr. Alakbarov, who was also onsite at the stadium during the incident to address the National Cricket Association, expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased and those impacted and wished the injured a swift recovery in a statement.

He stated that the “blast is yet another harrowing reminder of the terrifying and sudden violence that the population in Afghanistan continues to be exposed to.”

Dr. Alakbarov demands that the offenders be brought to justice after a thorough and open investigation.

Four spectators were injured and the game was briefly stopped by an explosion that occurred during a cricket match on Friday in Kabul’s main cricket stadium, according to Taliban officials and the police.

The incident occurred at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium during a T20 national league game between Pamir Zalmi and Band-e-Amir Dragons.

A grenade, according to a police spokesman in Kabul, was what started the explosion. The country observes a weekly vacation on Friday, and a sizable number had assembled to watch the Shpageeza Cricket League match.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).