A glimpse of the 6/22 earthquake in Paktika province in southeastern Afghanistan.

In the districts of Gayan and Zirok, the earthquake that struck Paktika province in southeast Afghanistan last night resulted in at least 30 injuries and the destruction of dozens of homes, according to the most recent numbers given by the Taliban-run Bakhtar News Agency.

According to Bakhtar News Agency, who cited Mohammad Amin Hudhaifa, the Taliban’s director of Information and Culture in Paktika province, last night’s earthquake wounded 18 people in the Gayan district of Paktika, on 18th July, while 13 people got killed in the Zirok district.

On Monday, July 18th, two seismic events shook northeastern and southeastern Afghanistan about an hour apart, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

According to the USGS, the earthquake that shook southeast Afghanistan had a Richter Scale value of 5.1 and took place in the province of Khost at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Earlier, a magnitude-6 earthquake in southeast Afghanistan that devastated a rural area and left the locals homeless resulted in at least 1150 fatalities, more than 1,500 injuries, and the destruction of more than 10,000 homes and other buildings, on June 22nd.

Afghanistan recently suffered from an earthquake of a high magnitude that was the deadliest in 20 years, leaving it in critical need of humanitarian aid.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).