The takeover led to a cutoff of vital international financing, and most of the world has shunned the Taliban government. Rescuers rushed in by helicopter, but the relief effort could be hindered by the exodus of many international aid agencies from Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover last August. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter that eight trucks of food and other necessities from Pakistan arrived in Paktika province. The quake was centered in Paktika, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of the city of Khost, according to neighboring Pakistan's Meteorological Department. The death toll reported by the Bakhtar news agency was equal to that of a quake in 2002 in northern Afghanistan.
Source: Manila Times June 23, 2022 22:19 UTC