The death toll in a devastating earthquake and aftershocks in the west of Afghanistan has exceeded 2,000, the AP reported on Sunday citing its source.

Iran PressAsia: According to AP, "Abdul Wahid Rayan, spokesman at the Ministry of Information and Culture, said the death toll from the earthquake in Herat is higher than originally reported. About six villages have been destroyed, and hundreds of civilians have been buried under the debris."

The AFP news agency reported earlier quoting Bilal Karimi, a deputy spokesman for the Taliban (outlawed in Russia), that over 1,000 people were killed in the deadly quake.


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