Gunmen open fire on Afghan cricketer Shapoor Zadran

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Gunmen open fire on Afghan cricketer Shapoor Zadran

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SportsCafe Desk


Afghanistan's left-arm pacer Shapoor Zadran has reportedly escaped from a near-death scenario after some unknown gunmen opened fire on him in the nation's capital of Kabul. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has not given any official update on the player or the attack as of yet.

Reports from indicate that the incident took place late on Saturday night in the vicinity of Bagrami area of Kabul while Zadran was going to his house along with his brother. The duo were attacked by gunmen who opened fir on them. 

But according to the report, Zadran managed to escape. Sources close to Zadran revealed that this is not the first instance of unidentified gunmen carrying out failed attacks on the cricketer.

No group or individual has come out to claim responsibility for the incident and the Afghanistan Cricket Board is also yet to react towards the reported attack on Zadran.

Zadran has recently represented Afghanistan cricket team in the quadrangular series against Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland in July 2016.

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