Jones to stay despite Kabul stadium blast

Afghan security personnel arrive after a deadly suicide attack outside a cricket stadium in Kabul Afghanistan on Wednesday

Suicide bomber kills three near Kabul cricket stadium: police

At least three people are dead after the attack just outside the gates of the Kabul International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Afghan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 29, 2017.

Terrorist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

Mujahed said one policeman and two civilians got killed and five others wounded in the incident.

The stadium in Kabul is hosting a number of foreign and national cricket players for the popular Shpageeza T20 Cricket Championship these days.

Australia's Dean Jones in a file picture.

The Shpageeza tournament, now in its fifth season, is one of a small number of Western-style sports competitions along with Afghan Premier League football that have grown up since a US-led campaign toppled the Taliban in 2001.

The game was briefly interrupted, Hotak said, adding "all players and cricket board officials are safe". "Thank God we are all safe", Cameron Delport, a South African batsman playing for the Boost Defenders team, tweeted after the match.

The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stopped at a security checkpoint as he walked towards the stadium where a match was under way.

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