Battle of Charasiab

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Battle of Charasiab
Part of the Second Anglo-Afghan War
Date 6 October 1879
Location Char Asiab, Afghanistan
Result British Victory

United KingdomBritish Empire

Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Major-General Frederick Roberts Nek Mohammed Khan
3,800 men 12,000 Afghan army troops and tribesmen
Casualties and losses
18 killed, 70 wounded 500 killed and wounded

The Battle of Charasiab was fought on 6 October 1879 during the Second Anglo-Afghan War between British and Indian troops against Afghan forces.

The British were led by Major-General Sir Frederick Roberts, then commander of the Kabul Field Force, and the Afghans by Nek Mohammed Khan, Governor of Kabul and uncle of Yakub Khan, the former Amir. Having driven the Afghans from the hills surrounding Charasiab, the British were able to resume their advance on Kabul.


  • Robson, Brian. (2007). The Road to Kabul: The Second Afghan War 1878-1881. Stroud: Spellmount. ISBN 978-1-86227-416-7. 

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