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Afghanistan earthquake: Crisis-hit country struggles for aid following quake that killed more than 1,000

Afghanistan earthquake: Crisis-hit country struggles for aid following quake that killed more than 1,000

CNN — Desperate search and rescue operations were carried out in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday following an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people, a severe blow to a country already facing a dire economic and humanitarian crisis. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck early Wednesday near the city of Khost, on the border with Pakistan. At …

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Afghanistan earthquake: More than 900 people killed after magnitude 5.9 quake

Afghanistan earthquake: More than 900 people killed after magnitude 5.9 quake

CNN — More than 900 people were killed and hundreds more injured after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to an official with the country’s disaster management authority. It is the deadliest earthquake to hit the Asian nation in decades and comes as the Taliban-ruled country is in the midst of a …

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