Khaki Safed District
Khaki Safed (Persian: خاک سفید, "white dust") is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is almost entirely Pashtun with a few Tajiks, was estimated at 43,000 in October 2004. The main village, Khaki Safed (also called Alagadari), is situated at 676 m altitude in the central part of the district.
Security and Politics
It was reported on 17 November 2009 that armed Taliban fighters kidnapped 5 civilians. 2 were beheaded and accused of spying while the other 3 were released. According to the Provincial police chief Faqir Mohammad Askar, the victims were innocent government employees.
- "Taliban militants behead 2 Afghan civilians " Xinhua News. KABUL. 17 November 2009. Accessed at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/17/content_12476155.htm
- UNHCR District Profile, compiled September–October 2004, accessed 2006-06-16 (PDF).
- Map of Khaki Safed (PDF)
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