BY A STAFF REPORTER: The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on Tuesday evening. The epicentre of the earthquake was at a depth of 194 kilometers in the Hindukush Mountains near the northern province of Badakhshan in Afghanistan. Shafiullah Rahimi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's Ministry of Disaster Mitigation, said three people were killed in the eastern province of Laghman. Rescue workers said very strong tremors were felt in Badakhshan and other areas in the north. A Spokesman for the Red Cross said there were no immediate reports of damage from the badakhshan capital. "We felt a strong earthquake, according to preliminary information, the main site of the damage was Yamgan district," said Mahjudin Ahmadi, head of badakhshan's information department. "