1879 in Afghanistan

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See also: 1878 in Afghanistan, other events of 1879, and 1880 in Afghanistan.

February 1879[edit]

February 21: Amir Sher Ali Khan dies in Mazar-i-Sharif, leaving the throne to his son, Mohammad Yaqub Khan.[citation needed]

May 1879[edit]

Afghan and British leaders sign the Treaty of Gandamak during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.[citation needed]

October 1879[edit]

October 12: Mohammad Yaqub Khan's reign as amir ends.[citation needed]