Afghanistan’s remote and poor villages hardest hit by earthquake

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A powerful aftershock has killed at least five more people in the remote area of Afghanistan that was hit by a devastating earthquake on Wednesday.

People in Paktika province are desperate for food, shelter and drinking water.

Al Jazeera’s @Ali Latifi reports from Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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