April 19th, 2010
11:34 AM ET

Afghanistan quake kills at least 7

An earthquake in central Afghanistan killed at least seven people and injured 70 others early Monday morning, officials said.

The quake, measured by the United States Geological Survey at 5.3 magnitude, struck about 1 a.m. (4:30 p.m. Sunday ET) and affected three districts in Samangan province, about halfway between the capital Kabul and the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, said assistant governor Hajji Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani.

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