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In photos: Deadly earthquake hits Afghanistan
Children sit near their home which was destroyed in an earthquake in Spera district, southwest of Khost city, Afghanistan on Wednesday.

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Updated 6:44 PM ET, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Children sit near their home which was destroyed in an earthquake in Spera district, southwest of Khost city, Afghanistan on Wednesday.

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Afghanistan was rocked by its deadliest earthquake in decades on Wednesday when a 5.9 magnitude quake struck the east of the country, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring scores more, according to a regional manager.

The humanitarian disaster comes at a difficult time for the Taliban-ruled country, which is currently plagued by hunger and economic crises.


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