Mano Gai

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Mano Gai
Town
Mano Gai is located in Afghanistan
Mano Gai
Mano Gai
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°59′24″N 70°54′47″E / 34.99000°N 70.91306°E / 34.99000; 70.91306Coordinates: 34°59′24″N 70°54′47″E / 34.99000°N 70.91306°E / 34.99000; 70.91306
Country  Afghanistan
Province Kunar Province
District Dara-I-Pech District
Time zone + 4.30

Mano Gai or Manogai is a small town and capital of Dara-I-Pech District in Kunar Province, in eastern Afghanistan.[1][2] It lies on the confluence of several rivers.

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On March 1, 2011 it was subject to the Mano Gai airstrike, killing nine boys aged 8–14 through gun fire from NATO helicopters while collecting firewood for their family.[4][5][6] The next day hundreds of Afghan villagers protested the killing chanting slogans against the United States and the Afghan government as they marched to the bombing site.[7]

In recent times, a 12 kilometre road project connecting Mano Gai to Chapa Dara District has been planned at an estimated cost of US$ 3.8 million.[8]

A radio station, the “Voice of the Pech”, employing local reporters and radio personalities, was established in Mano Gai in 2010.[9]

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