Kabul: Monday’s quake happened in the same area as a powerful quake last month in eastern Afghanistan, igniting yet another crisis for Afghanistan.
The Taliban has confirmed that at least 10 people were injured after an earthquake struck eastern Gayan district in Paktika province which happened late Monday afternoon.
On Monday, the US Geological Survey reported a magnitude 5.1 quake near Khost.
Monday’s quake happened in the same area as a powerful quake last month and according reports 1,150 dead in that quake. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs put the death toll at 770 people.
While the US cut-off Afghanistan’s financial resources has deepened the country’s economic collapse and fuelled its humanitarian crises even more.