Earthquake Kills 1, Injures 12 in Northern Afghanistan

An earthquake hit northern Afghanistan early Saturday, killing one woman and injuring 12 other people, including children, a police officer said.

The quake happened around 3:30 a.m. in Imam Sahib district of the northern Kunduz province, said Gen. Noor Mohammed Omarkhail, deputy police chief of the province.

A medical team went to the scene and evacuated some of those badly injured to the main provincial hospital in the city of Kunduz, Omarkhail said.

State television reported that dozens of houses were damaged.

The quake appeared to one recorded early Saturday by Pakistan's Seismic Center as having 5.2 magnitude and centered about 290 miles north of the northwestern Pakistan city of Peshawar, inside Tajikistan, which borders Afghanistan's Kunduz province.

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