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More Deadly Earthquakes Strike Afghanistan


Two earthquakes have killed at least six people and injured at least nine more in northeastern Afghanistan, according to representatives of the Taliban-led government in Kabul.

A spokesman for the disasters ministry, Mohammad Nasim Haqqani, said a temblor had struck in Kunar Province.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude-4.3 quake in the area.

Meanwhile, the European seismic monitoring agency registered a 4.8-magnitude quake farther north, in the area of northern Badakhshan.

Haqqani said there was no information yet on casualties from the more northerly earthquake.

An earthquake in eastern Afghanistan killed more than 1,000 people in June.

At least eight people were killed on September 5 during another earthquake, which has a magnitude of 5.3, overnight in northeastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Based on reporting by Reuters

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