Dozens more were wounded , some of them being in critical condition. Afghanistan’s intelligence agency attributed the blast to the Haqqani network, a hardline militant group designated a terrorist organization by the US in 2012, aligned with the Taliban. Even some local police and commanders watching the game were killed or wounded. Many injuries were sustained from ball bearings packed in the bomb. President Ghani visited victims at the 400-bed military hospital in the Afghan capital and condemned the attack as ‘inhumane and un-Islamic’. This bloodshed came just hours after Parliament approved agreements allowing US and NATO troops to remain in the country past the end of the year. Some commentators revealed that Afghanistan could tip into a cycle of violence as the US military presence declines.