Cricket World Cup: Six wounded in Afghanistan gunfire celebrations

World Cup: Afghanistan v Scotland
Party scenes in the streets of Afghanistan

Six people were wounded in celebratory gunfire as Afghanistan fans took to the streets to mark their team's Cricket World Cup victory over Scotland.

Hundreds of jubilant fans turned out in major cities dancing, waving flags and firing AK-47 rifles after their team's shock one-wicket triumph.

World Cup: Afghanistan v Scotland

A health official said six people were wounded in celebrations in Jalalabad.

Afghanistan's maiden win represented much-needed good news for a country mired in war with Taliban insurgents.

Flags hung from houses, cars and shops all over the country and some roads were blocked by the sheer numbers wishing to celebrate with each other.

President Ashraf Ghani, tweeted: "It was a fantastic and spirited performance from our boys."

World Cup: Afghanistan v Scotland
Roads were blocked by celebrating fans (Kandahar City)
World Cup: Afghanistan v Scotland
Music, dancing and gun fire were how the nation celebrated (Eastern Paktia)
World Cup: Afghanistan v Scotland
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