At least six people have been killed by an earthquake that has hit northeastern Afghanistan, officials said Monday. Authorities say the death toll could rise.

The 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Jalalabad, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

In June, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan, killing more than1,000 people.

Some information in this report came from Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

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