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5 Afghan cricket players killed by gunman

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CRICKETKABUL: An Afghan official says a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at a group of local cricket players, killing five of them during a game in eastern Laghman province.

A provincial spokesman, Sarhadii Zhouak, says the attack took place on Thursday in Alinghar district. He says the attacker fled the scene. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Zhouak blamed the Taliban.

When the Taliban ruled the country, they severely restricted sports and public celebrations.Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a statement condemning the attack. (AP)

SOURCE: ARABIA.MSN.COM

Posted by on January 24, 2014. Filed under Afghanistan,Asia,Taliban. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

4 Responses to 5 Afghan cricket players killed by gunman

  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    January 24, 2014 at 8:05 am

    … because it is a colonial game? …

  2. Zubair Khan

    January 24, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Are you sure?

  3. sharif

    January 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

    1.Cricket is an advanced form of KHUTHOE KHOONDEE. Peoples have been playing this game right from the earliest times of the human histry or life.TALBAN are mad and caluos folks.May Allmighty give them hadaet.

    Read more: http://www.themuslimtimes.org/2014/01/countries/afghanistan/5-afghan-cricket-players-killed-by-gunman#ixzz2rRtmjFjR

  4. Ahmed Qureshi

    January 26, 2014 at 3:09 am

    I think time is approaching very near when all nations of world would finally decide to eradicate this evil of subhumans savages from surface of earth.