Afghanistan records 12 injured in late-night earthquake

Afghanistan records 12 injured in late-night earthquake

At least 12 people were injured in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province after an earthquake jolted the country just before midnight Friday, officials said on Saturday.

A number of Nangarhar University students in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, were injured during a stampede while trying to run out of a building during the quake, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor.

The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at around 11.45pm on Friday and lasted about a minute. It was also felt in the capital, Kabul, sending residents rushing into the street for safety.

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