Afghanistan's deadly earthquake: Struggles for aid

Following the earthquake on Thursday, desperate search and rescue operations were done in Afghanistan.

More than 1,000 people were reported dead and at least 1,500 injured as a result of the earthquake.

Afghanistan is already suffering from a severe economic and humanitarian crisis, so it is a serious blow for the country.

Magnitude of eartquake was recorded 5.6 in the early morning of Wednesday.

 City of Khost was damaged most by the earthquake near by the Pakistan border.

Almost every family was sleeping when the earthquake hit.

Images from the nearby rural and mountainous Paktika province show houses in ruins, where the majority of the fatalities have been reported.

The United Nations estimates that about 2,000 homes have been destroyed.

While rescuers searched for survivors by flashlight, some people spent the night sleeping in tents or outdoor shelters.

With help from some international organisations like the World Health Organization, medical professionals and emergency personnel are assembling on the scene from all over the nation.

The Taliban government has sent out a number of ambulances and helicopters as well as provided compensation to the families of the dead.