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Afghanistan umpire dies in roadside blast

  • Published at 08:30 pm October 3rd, 2020
Afghanistan umpire Bismillah Jan Shinwari
Afghanistan umpire Bismillah Jan Shinwari

Shinwari, 36, stood in matches in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day and the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day tournaments in Afghanistan and has also officiated many international matches

Afghanistan umpire Bismillah Jan Shinwari died in a roadside blast which took place in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Saturday.

Shinwari, 36, stood in matches in the 2017 Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day and the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day tournaments in Afghanistan and has also officiated many international matches.

According to Afghan media, at least 15 people were killed and over 30 others were wounded in a car bomb explosion near the district governor’s compound in Ghanikhil district in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday afternoon.

The Nangarhar governor’s spokesperson confirmed the casualties and said some gunmen wanted to enter the district governor’s compound but were killed by security forces.                

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