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Afghanistan quake kills at least 280

International Desk

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 that rocked Afghanistan has killed at least 280 people in the country's east, disaster management officials said on Wednesday.

The majority of confirmed deaths were in the province of Paktika, where 250 people were killed and 150 injured, said Mohammad Nassim Haqqani, the head of the Taliban administration's disaster management authority.

Deaths were also reported in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar and Khost, he added, as authorities check for further casualties.
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