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6.1-magnitude quake hits Afghanistan, Taliban appeals for international aid – BBC News

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6.1-magnitude quake hits Afghanistan, Taliban appeals for international aid – BBC News
  • Malu Cursino
  • BBC correspondent

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Afghanistan is hit by a catastrophic 6.1-magnitude earthquake, and the Taliban regime appeals for international aid.

Afghanistan is hit by a catastrophic 6.1-magnitude earthquake, and the Taliban regime appeals for international aid. The earthquake has killed more than 1,000 people and injured at least 1,500.

An unknown number of people are still trapped and buried under the rubble, most of which are mud-built houses.

The southeastern province of Paktika is the worst affected area, and the United Nations is struggling to provide emergency shelter and food aid.

Currently, rescue operations are being hampered by heavy rains and resource shortages.

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