Freezing weather has killed 750 people in war-torn Afghanistan with many others losing their limbs due to frostbite.

Afghan Doctors said on Sunday they had amputated the fingers or toes of more than 90 frostbite victims in western Afghanistan as one of the worst winters in living memory hits the country.

The freezing weather has killed more than 750 people and nearly 230,000 cattle since winter set in mid-December last year.

The western provinces of Herat and Badghis have been particularly badly hit.

Many key roads linking outer districts with provincial capitals have been blocked due to the heavy snowfall, hindering deliveries of supplies.

The harsh winter has pushed up prices of food and fuel. The World Food Program last month appealed for additional aid for 2.5 million Afghans until next harvest in June.