Floods in Afghanistan kill 29 over three days

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 29 people have died and seven others were injured as floods swept across Afghanistan since April 17, the Taliban-run National Disaster Management Authority said Saturday.

Janan Saiq, a Taliban spokesman, reported that the floods affected the provinces of Ghazni, Paktia, Jawzjan, Ghor, Farah, Nimroz, Samangan, Parwan, Helmand, and Nangarhar.

According to Saiq, approximately 72 houses were destroyed or severely damaged, and more than 2,500 acres of agricultural land have been impacted.

He added that humanitarian aid is being distributed and called on the international community to provide additional support to those affected.