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Officials: 2 explosions in east Afghanistan kill 3

AP  |  Kabul 

Officials say two remote-controlled explosions went off during local cricket matches in two different districts of eastern province, killing three players and wounding another six people, including spectators. Attaullah Khogyani, for the provincial governor, said Friday that an explosion in district killed three young cricket players and wounded two spectators.

The game was a local friendly match. The second explosion occurred in Khogyani district of province wounding four spectators, said Zabiullah Zemarai, a member of the Provincial Council. No one claimed responsibility for the explosions but militants from both the and the local affiliate of the Islamic State group operate in province.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 23:25 IST
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