Deh Rahwod District

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Deh Rahwod

Deh Rahwod is located in Afghanistan
Deh Rahwod
Deh Rahwod
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°37′35″N 65°28′13″E / 32.62639°N 65.47028°E / 32.62639; 65.47028
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceUruzgan Province
SeatDeh Rawood

Deh Rahwod is a district in Oruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan, and the name of the town that serves as district seat.[1] Deh Rahwod lies along the Helmand River. The tribes in the district are Pashtun, dominated by the Noorzai and Populzai sub-tribes.

The Netherlands, representing the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) force in Oruzgan province, has established a military base in Deh Rawod, adjacent to pre-existing U.S. and Afghan Army bases.

Security and Politics[edit]

Government includes a district governor, chief of police, court, line departments, and three district shuras:[2]

  • A 29 person development shura composed of tribal elders and engineers who monitor the implementation of development projects.
  • A 40 person tribal shura.
  • A 73 person malikan (village representative) shura that serves as a contact point for international actors.

On 19 November 2009 it was reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up in Deh Rawad district in a crowded area. The attack killed 10 and injured 13.[3]

On 17 December 2009, another suicide bomber blew himself up but failed at his attempt to get inside of the district headquarters.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ "A socio-political assessment of Uruzgan Province from 2006 to 2009" (PDF). The Liaison Office. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Suicide bomber kills 10 Afghan civilians, wound 13 others ." Xinhua News Agency. Kabul. 19 November 2009. Accessed at:
  4. ^ "Suicide bombing wounds 4 soldiers in S Afghanistan." Xinhua News Agency. 17 December 2009. Accessed at:

Coordinates: 32°37′35″N 65°28′13″E / 32.62639°N 65.47028°E / 32.62639; 65.47028