6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 950 In Afghanistan

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 950 people in Afghanistan on Wednesday and injured over 600 other people. The death toll is likely to rise as news about the earthquake's toll come in from remote villages in the mountains.

Afghanistan's interior ministry official, Salahuddin Ayubi said that helicopters have been deployed in order to reach those that were injured in the earthquake and supply them with medical equipment and food.

"The death toll is likely to rise as some of the villages are in remote areas in the mountains and it will take some time to collect details" the official stated.