Aid trickles in to Afghan earthquake zone, toll at 1,000 dead

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By Mohammad Yunus Yawar and Sayed Hassib GAYAN, Afghanistan (Reuters) -Aid began arriving on Thursday in a remote part of Afghanistan where an earthquake killed 1,000 people but poor communications and a lack of proper roads are hampering relief efforts in a country already grappling with a humanitarian crisis. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck early on Wednesday about 160 km, (100 miles) southeast of Kabul, in arid mountains dotted with small settlements near the border with Pakistan. “We can’t reach the area, the networks are too weak, we trying to get updates,” Mohammad Ismail Muawiyah, a…

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