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Earthquake hits Afghanistan, eight people killed, more casualties feared

by Babu Patil
Earthquake hits Afghanistan eight people killed more casualties feared

Earthquake hits Afghanistan kills eight people, more casualties feared. The quake struck near the eastern city of Jalalabad in the early hours of Monday. Initial reports put the death toll at least six, with nine injured. Afghanistan is still recovering from a strong earthquake in June that killed more than 1,000.

At least eight people were killed by an earthquake in northeastern Afghanistan early Monday. The death toll could climb, the source added.

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake happened in the eastern city of Jalalabad, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Mawlavi Najibullah Hanif, the provincial governor’s spokesman, told the Bakhtar News Agency that the quake on Sunday night had caused financial and human losses in Kunar province and that the number of casualties may climb.

Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, a spokesman for the disaster ministry, said that from what is known so far is that the earthquake has killed six people and hurt nine others.

Afghanistan is still getting back on its feet after an earthquake in June killed more than a thousand people and devastated the country’s east....

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