The Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan and the International Cricket Council (ICC) reacted at the deadly bombing targeting a cricket stadium in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province.
Khan who is playing for the Indian Premier League reacted at the deadly bombing, mourning the death of Hedayatullah Zahir, one of the key organizers of the cricket tournament in Nangarhar.
“You will be missed bro #RIP you did lots of hard work always tried to make Nengrahar shining City.” Rashid Khan said in a Twitter.
ICC chief executive David Richardson joined in the condemnation of the attack.
“We are saddened to hear of the terrorist attack on a cricket match in Afghanistan and extend our thoughts and sympathy to the families of those killed and the wider cricket family there,” Richardson said.
The incident took place late on Friday night as a cricket match was underway in the stadium.
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.
Source The Khaama Press