An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit four districts of Paktika province in Afghanistan from the south-eastern city of Khost in the early hours of today killing over 280 people.
The majority of death are recorded in the province of Paktika according to Taliban administration disaster management authority Nassim Haqqani.
The tremendous natural disaster also left dozens of houses destroyed and many injured as state News agency foresee rise in death toll due to the number of people injured.
The effects of the earthquake was felt across Kabul the capital of Afghanistan, Islamabad the Pakistan capital and India according to European Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
Over a decade more than 7,000 people have been killed by earthquake in Afghanistan due to it location on seismically active region of fault lines including the Darvaz fault, central Badakhshan fault, Hari Rud fault and Chaman fault lines.Follow us on social media