Khar, Bajaur

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Khar
ښار
Khar is located in FATA
Khar
Khar
Khar is located in Pakistan
Khar
Khar
Coordinates: 34°44′N 71°32′E / 34.74°N 71.53°E / 34.74; 71.53Coordinates: 34°44′N 71°32′E / 34.74°N 71.53°E / 34.74; 71.53
Country  Pakistan
Province  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tehsil Khar Bajaur
Elevation 870 m (2,850 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Khar (Pashto: ښار‎, X̌ār), also spelled Khaar, is the headquarters of the Bajaur Agency of Pakistan. Khar is one of the largest towns in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and lies on the border with Afghanistan. Bajur scouts headquarters is also located in the town.civil colony is located in this town and this place is the court of bajour controlling by political agent.

History[edit]

On October 30, 2006, Chenagai airstrike happened near Khar. Pakistani helicopter gunships fired missiles and destroyed an al-Qaeda-linked training facility and killed 80 local students of in a northwestern tribal area near the Afghan border, in a madrassa.[citation needed]

On December 25, 2010, at least 40 people were killed and at least 50 others were injured in the early morning after a woman threw two hand grenades and detonated her vest at a World Food Programme (WFP) distribution centre.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan bomb attack kills dozens". Al Jazeera English. Doha, Qatar. 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  2. ^ Maqbool, Aleem (2010-12-25). "Pakistan suicide bombing kills dozens". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-07-12.