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A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake has devastated Eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 250 people. Hundreds more were injured and countless homes were destroyed in four districts of Paktika province after the earthquake struck in the early hours of this morning, while most people were sleeping. The epicentre was 44 kilometres from the southeastern city of Khost near the border of Pakistan, at a depth of around 51 kilometres. The earthquake struck across 500 kilometres of Afghanistan and tremors were felt as far as Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan and Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. However, the damage caused in Kabul and […]

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