Arghandab District

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Arghandab District
ارغنداب
District
The Shrine of Baba Wali in the Arghandab district.
The Shrine of Baba Wali in the Arghandab district.
Arghandab District is located in Afghanistan
Arghandab District
Arghandab District
Location in Afghanistan (Dot on the town of Arghandab)
Coordinates: 31°39′17″N 65°38′58″E / 31.65472°N 65.64944°E / 31.65472; 65.64944Coordinates: 31°39′17″N 65°38′58″E / 31.65472°N 65.64944°E / 31.65472; 65.64944
Country  Afghanistan
Province Kandahar Province
Center Town of Arghandab
Elevation 3,648 ft (1,112 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 54,900
Time zone + 4.30

Arghandab (Pashto/Persian: ارغنداب‎) is a district in the central part of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. It borders Panjwai and Khakrez districts to the west, Shah Wali Kot District to the north and east and Kandahar District to the east and south.

The population, as of 2006, was 54,900. The district centre is Arghandab, located northwest of Kandahar. The Arghandab River flows through the district in its eastern part West from the district center, and the area is irrigated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority.[1] The climate, river and irrigation allow the inhabitants to aggregate several different forms of produce. The predominate agricultural crops in this region are pomegranates, grapes, plums, and marijuana. The district was the site of a battle in June 2008.

Attacks[edit]

Fruit farmer in Arghandab District

On 16 November 2009, Taliban attackers raided a police station, killing eight officers and wounding three. Three other police officers in the station disappeared, and a spokesman for the Kandahar governor’s office, who asked not to be identified by name, said he was not sure if the officers who disappeared had a connection to the Taliban.[2]

On 9 June 2010, a suicide attack at a wedding party in the village of Nagahan of the Arghandab district killed at least 40 people and wounded 77, making it one of the worst attacks of the year.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (pdf) The Helmand Valley Project in Afghanistan: A.I.D. Evaluation Special Study No. 18 C Clapp-Wicek & E Baldwin, U.S. Agency for International Development, published December 1983
  2. ^ Rubin, Alissa J. "Taliban Militans Fire Rockets on Crowded Bazaar Northeast of Kabul. http://www.afghanemb-canada.net/en/news_bulletin/2009/Nov/17/index.php