Bala Buluk District

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Village elders attend the graduation ceremony for the first Afghan local police unit in the Bala Baluk district of Farah Province, Afghanistan.

Bala Buluk is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is approximately 95% Pashtun with a Tajik minority, was estimated at 100,429 in December 2004.

In May 2009, an American airstrike in the villeage of Granai in Bala Buluk District occurred that killed a large number of civilians. American authorities are investigating the incident. According to the New York Times, the villagers say that 147 were killed, an independent Afghan human rights group says 117 were killed, but the American authorities are skeptical that even 100 were killed. As with all American airstrikes in Afghanistan, it was intended against the Taliban. However, in this instance villagers say that the Taliban had left by the time the airstrike occurred. [3]

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Coordinates: 32°41′56″N 62°43′48″E / 32.69889°N 62.73000°E / 32.69889; 62.73000