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Devastating Earthquake Jolts Eastern Afghanistan Killing and Injuring at Least 10

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

A 5.3 magnitude powerful earthquake shook eastern provinces of Afghanistan on Monday morning, inflicting both human and financial losses to the quake-hit, impoverished people of Afghanistan.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a strong earthquake with a depth of 10 kilometers shook Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar, in eastern Afghanistan, on Monday, September 5.

This earthquake has also reportedly jolted the provinces of Laghman and Kunar in eastern and northeastern Afghanistan, respectively, according to the USGS report.

The Taliban-controlled Bakhtar state news agency, the Monday earthquake has killed and injured at least 10 people in Kunar province.

Concerned about future natural disasters, Mawlawi Najibullah Hanif, the Taliban’s director of information and culture in Kunar province, said that the earthquake that struck the Nurgal district of Kunar last night destroyed over a dozen residential structures.

In late June, the southeastern provinces of Paktika and Khost in Afghanistan were devastated by a profoundly powerful earthquake that left thousands dead, hundreds injured, and a large number of displaced people who are still homeless and living in the open.

Afghanistan is currently experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and its destitute people are in dire need of assistance. This year, the country was hit by several natural catastrophes, including violent flash floods, torrential rains, severe earthquakes, and landslides.

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