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Afghan Taliban say rescue effort almost complete one day after earthquake kills 1,000

Afghan Taliban say rescue effort almost complete one day after earthquake kills 1,000

AID began arriving in a remote part of Afghanistan where an earthquake killed 1,000 people, with Taliban officials saying the rescue operation was almost complete. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck early on Wednesday about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of Kabul, in arid mountains dotted with small settlements near the border with Pakistan. Poor communications and a lack of proper roads are hampering relief efforts in a country already grappling with a humanitarian crisis which has deteriorated since the Taliban took over last August. "The rescue operation has finished, no one is trapped under (the) rubble," Mohammad Ismail Muawiyah, a…
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