Attock Fort

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Attock Fort
Part of the History of Pakistan
Attock, Punjab region
Attock Fort - Optographer.jpg
Attock Fort is located in Pakistan
Attock Fort
Attock Fort
Coordinates 33°53′32″N 72°14′02″E / 33.892087°N 72.233988°E / 33.892087; 72.233988Coordinates: 33°53′32″N 72°14′02″E / 33.892087°N 72.233988°E / 33.892087; 72.233988
Site information
Website www.attockonians.com
Site history
Built 1583 (1583)
Battles/wars Battle of Attock

Attock Fort (Urdu: اٹک قلعه‎) was built at Attock Khurd during the reign of Akbar the Great from 1581 to 1583 under the supervision of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi to protect the passage of the River Indus. It featured a prominent role in Afghan-Sikh Wars during the Battle of Attock. The Battle of Attock took place on 28 April 1758 between Maratha Empire and the Durrani Empire. The Marathas under Raghunathrao (Raghoba) have been led to a decisive victory and Attock was captured. It became the northern boundary of the Maratha Empire. Today it is sandwiched between Peshawar Road on one side and the River Indus on the other.[1]

Attock Fort
Overlooking the river

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pervaiz Munir Alvi (January 24, 2007). "When Kabul comes to Attock". All Things Pakistan.