An earthquake in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 50 people and injured about 150 others.
Aid workers say dozens of homes and buildings collapsed in three villages in the Nahrin district of Baghlan province after a series of tremors hit the area Friday morning. Officials in the region say most of the casualties occurred in the village of Doabi, 140-kilometers northeast of Kabul.
Pakistani seismologists say the quake measured 5.6 on the open-ended Richter scale and its epicenter was in the Hindu Kush mountain range, an earthquake-prone area. The quake and several after-shocks were felt as far away as Kabul and northwestern Pakistan.
Last month, an earthquake in Afghanistan's Baghlan province left between 800 and one thousand people dead, with nearly 1,500 others homeless.
Friday's earthquake was the third to hit Northern Afghanistan in the past two months.