Earthquake in Afghanistan, kills 1000 and thousands dead
A powerful earthquake struck about 44km (27 miles) from the south-eastern city of Khost shortly after 01:30 local time (21:00 Tuesday GMT), when many people were asleep killing one thousand people and hundreds more injured in Afghanistan.
Eye witnesses say the death toll is likely to increase as it is the deadliest earthquake to strike Afghanistan in two decades.
The head of information for Paktika province, Mohammad Amin Hazifi, told the press that 1,000 people had died and 1,500 are injured.
Rescue teams are still searching for others buried under the ground.