It is with great sorrow, we hear that a strong earthquake last night hit Gyan , Nakay ,Barmal ,Zirok districts in Paktika and Sabarai district of Khost provinces, which unfortunately destroyed hundreds of houses and around 300 of our compatriots were martyred and over 500 were wounded.
It is possible that the death toll may rise further.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan expresses its deepest condolences to the families and relatives of all the victims of this tragic event. The IEA pays tribute to the martyrs and wishes patience to the affected families
and a speedy recovery to those who are wounded.
The Ministry of Disaster Management of the Islamic Emirate, along with other relevant officials including governors and other Afghans people are instructed to rush to the affected area as soon as possible, evacuate the martyrs, transport and treat the wounded and take essential steps to provide emergency assistance to the displaced.
We also call on the international community and all humanitarian organizations to help the Afghan people affected by this great tragedy and to spare no effort to help the affected people.
We ask God to save our poor people from trials and harms. Amen
Amir-ul-Mumineen Shaikh-ul-Hadith Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada