6.1-magnitude quake in Pakistan injures 3

ISLAMABAD -- An Afghan official said at least three people have been injured in an earthquake in northeastern Badakhshan province near the border with Pakistan.

Gul Mohammad Bedar, deputy governor in Badakhshan province, had no details on how the three were injured in the quake centered in Jarm district. The force of the temblor cracked the walls of a number of houses there.

Bedar said officials are trying to collect more details form the remote villages of Jarm district, the center of the quake.

The US Geological Survey reported a 6.1 magnitude quake with its center in northeast Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Jarm in the Hindu Kush region, with a depth of 191.2 kilometers (119 miles).

The temblor was felt in the Afghan capital Kabul and the Pakistan capital Islamabad and elsewhere in both countries.

TV footage showed Pakistanis fleeing their offices in panic. (AP)
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