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Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shakes Pakistan and Afghanistan leaves 12 dead

A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake with the epicentre in Afghanistan shook Pakistan, killing at least nine people in the country and injuring over 160 others, authorities said on Wednesday.

Three persons were also killed in Afghanistan, The Khaama Press, an online news agency in the country, reported.

The earthquake’s epicentre was Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region, while its depth was 180 kilometres, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department. Tremors were also felt in many parts of north India, including the Delhi-National Capital Region.

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