Mano Gai

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Mano Gai
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.


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]