Daggar, Pakistan

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Daggar
Daggar is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Daggar
Daggar
Daggar is located in Pakistan
Daggar
Daggar
Coordinates: 34°18′N 72°17′E / 34.30°N 72.29°E / 34.30; 72.29
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictBuner
TehsilDaggar
Elevation
688 m (2,257 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Daggar, also spelt Dagar, is the capital of Buner District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1] It is located at 34°30′41″N 72°29′02″E / 34.51139°N 72.48389°E / 34.51139; 72.48389Coordinates: 34°30′41″N 72°29′02″E / 34.51139°N 72.48389°E / 34.51139; 72.48389 and has an average elevation of 688 metres (2260 feet).[2] Daggar is also an administrative unit (Union council) of Buner District.There are 27 union councils in district Buner[3].

Taliban conflict[edit]

In April 2009 Taliban from neighbouring areas entered the district following a peace deal with the government in Swat, Taliban fighters took over government buildings and killed those who resisted.[4] On 22 April 2009, the Taliban took over the town forcing the police to retreat to their stations while they looted aid agency offices.[5] However, on 29 April 2009 the army were deployed in the town as part of an effort to drive out Taliban militants from Buner.[6]

Daggar-The hotspot of Lightning[edit]

It is one of the top 100 hotspots of lightning according to the research published in one of the reputed journal SCIENCE. The data obtained from satellite between January 1998 and December 2013 showed that this area observed 143 flashes of lightning per km 2 per year.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uncertainty rules Pakistan's Buner district" Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, Radio Nertherlands Worldwide
  2. ^ "Falling Rain - Location of Daggar". Archived from the original on 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  3. ^ "Village/Neighbourhood Council". lgkp.gov.pk.
  4. ^ Pakistan: Troops sent to Taliban-threatened area
  5. ^ Pakistan paramilitary force routed as Taliban militants extend control towards Islamabad
  6. ^ Pakistan troops secure town in Taliban-held valley
  7. ^ "You're more likely to get struck by lightning here than anywhere else on Earth". Science | AAAS. 2016-12-28. Retrieved 2017-01-28.