Situation in Afghanistan

Over 1000 people killed in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan

by Fox News

An earthquake in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500 others Wednesday morning, according to local authorities, although details of the incident remain limited.

Officials said the death toll is expected to rise even further as the earthquake has become the deadliest temblor in two decades.

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the Paktika province of the country, just 10 months after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal and the departure of most of the international community from the region following last summer’s Taliban takeover, which complicates efforts to offer relief to the nation’s 38 million people.

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