Kabul - At least eleven people were killed late Friday when three back-to-back explosions struck a cricket stadium in eastern Afghanistan, a local official said.
Forty-five others were injured in the incident which occurred in Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar province, according to the governor's spokesman, Attaullah Khugyani.
The explosions - caused by previously placed explosives - took place while a cricket match for the "Ramadan Cup" was being played, Khugyani said, adding that seven of the injured were in a critical condition.
The organizer of the cup, Hidayatullah Zaheer, and a number of other local officials were among the dead.
Khugyani said eight of those admitted to the hospital has been discharged while 37 remains in the city hospital.