The quake of magnitude 5.3 struck near the eastern city of Jalalabad in the early hours. File photo
The quake of magnitude 5.3 struck near the eastern city of Jalalabad in the early hours, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
"Sunday night's earthquake has caused financial and human losses in Kunar province," Mawlavi Najibullah Hanif, the spokesman for the provincial governor, told the Bakhtar News Agency, adding that casualties could rise.
Initial reports put the toll from the quake at six, with nine injured, said disaster ministry spokesman Mohammad Nassim Haqqani.
Afghanistan is still recovering from a strong earthquake in June that killed more than 1,000 and wiped out villages in its east.
In Paktika province's hard-hit Gayan district, villagers stood atop the mud bricks that once was a home there. Others carefully walked through dirt alleyways, gripping onto damaged walls with exposed timber beams to make their way.
The report describes severe curtailing of human rights by Afghanistan's new fundamentalist rulers. In addition to the political killings, women's rights and the right to protest have also been curbed.
Survivors of twin earthquakes said on Tuesday they had to spend the night without shelter in plummeting temperatures, after hundreds of buildings were damaged in the tremor.
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, on the third anniversary of his accession to power.
The new prices, which include 5 per cent VAT, will take effect from Sunday, October 1. Super 98 petrol will cost Dhs3.44 a litre, compared to Dhs3.42 a litre in September, an increase of 2 fils, while Special 95 will cost Dh3.33 a litre, compared to Dh3.31 a litre in September, an increase of 2 fils.
According to the Election Commission, a total of over 282,000 people are eligible to participate in the voting to choose the island nation's new president with a five-year term.
The symposium in in historic city Ghent will feature urologist Peter Wiklund of Mount Sinai Hospital, US; Dr Rajesh K Ahlawat, Medanta The Medicity; Dr Rajeev Kumar, AIIMS; and Profofessor Francesco Porpiglia of San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital, Italy.