Nirkh is a district of about 480 square kilometres in the east of Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Its population was estimated at 57,000 in 2002, consisting of about 80% Pashtuns, 15% Tajiks and 5% Hazara. The district centre is Kane Ezzat.
During the presidency of Mohammed Daoud Khan in the 1970s, Nirkh District was planted with many fruit trees; however, these have since dried up in droughts.
Politics and security
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Security and Politics
It was reported on 17 November 2009 that Afghan and NATO forces killed one farmer and a militant during an operation.
It was reported on 20 November that a suspected militant was detained when several compounds used by the Taliban for IED and small arms attacks were searched. The incident occurred in Darmandyan.
- "Afghan, NATO forces kill 5 Taliban insurgents, arrest 17 near Kabul ." Xinhua News. Kabul. 17 November 2009. Accessed at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/17/content_12478006.htm
- "IJC Operational Update, Nov. 20: ISAF condemns IED attack; Joint Forces Kill, Detain Suspected Militants in three provinces; ISAF Casualties " Kabul. 20 November 2009 Accessed at: http://www.nato.int/isaf/docu/pressreleases/2009/11/pr091120-xxa.html
- UNHCR District Profile, dated 2002-07-06, accessed 2006-08-18 (PDF).
- Map of Nirkh district (PDF)
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