6 injured in Jalalabad celebratory gunfire
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least six people were injured after cricket fans celebrating Afghanistan’s maiden World Cup victory resorted to intense celebratory firing in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.
Afghanistan posted a one-wicket thrilling victory against Scotland in New Zealand on Thursday, triggering wild celebrations across the country.
Thousands of Afghans thronged streets in all major cities, dancing with the beats of the drums and chanting slogans in support of their cricket team.
However, six people, including women and children, were injured in Jalalabad, where some fans fired gunshots into the air to celebrate.
Nangarhar civil hospital chief Dr. Humayun Zaheer told Pajhwok Afghan News they had been delivered six slightly injured persons, including two women and four children.
They were discharged after treatment, he said.
A resident of Jalalabad, Abdul Rahman Moawin, has posted his photo on his Facebook wall firing with a Kalashnikov. He wrote: “I could not control my emotions and did firing.”
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