Afghanistan earthquake: More than 1,000 people killed after magnitude 5.9 quake

Afghanistan earthquake: More than 1,000 people killed after magnitude 5.9 quake

The humanitarian disaster comes at a difficult time for the Taliban-ruled country, currently in the throes of famine and economic crisis. The shocks hit at 1:24 a.m. local time Wednesday (4:54 p.m. ET Tuesday) about 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) southwest of the city of Khost, which is near the country’s border with Pakistan, according to …

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