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Deaths, injuries in Afghan quake

By Qadir Sediqi, for CNN
updated 11:27 AM EDT, Wed April 24, 2013
A resident on the roof of a home damaged by a earthquake in Charbagh village, Nangarhar province on April 24, 2013.
A resident on the roof of a home damaged by a earthquake in Charbagh village, Nangarhar province on April 24, 2013.

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least nine people were killed and more than 100 injured in an earthquake on Wednesday in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Ahmadzia Abdullzai spokesman for Nangarhar provincial governor, said children were among the casualties and he cited widespread structural damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.6 magnitude quake in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border Wednesday afternoon. Its epicenter was 15 miles west-northwest of Jalalabad and 59 miles east of Kabul.

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