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In photos: Deadly earthquake hits Afghanistan

Youngsters sit close to their residence that was destroyed in an earthquake within the Spera District of southwest of the town of Khost, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

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Up to date 6:44 PM ET, Wed June 22, 2022

Youngsters sit close to their residence that was destroyed in an earthquake within the Spera District of southwest of the town of Khost, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.

AP

Afghanistan was rocked by its deadliest earthquake in a long time on Wednesday when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the nation’s east, killing greater than 1,000 individuals and wounding many extra, in keeping with a regional official.

The humanitarian catastrophe comes at a troublesome time for the Taliban-ruled nation, at the moment within the throes of starvation and financial crises.

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