Qala i Kah District

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Qala i Kah

قلعه کاه
Qala i Kah is located in Afghanistan
Qala i Kah
Qala i Kah
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 32°24′N 61°20′E / 32.40°N 61.33°E / 32.40; 61.33Coordinates: 32°24′N 61°20′E / 32.40°N 61.33°E / 32.40; 61.33
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceFarah Province
612 m (2,008 ft)
 • Total29,900

Qala i Kah district[2] is located in the western part of Farah Province, in western Afghanistan. Its western border is with Iran. The population is 29,900. The main town is Qala i Kah (Do Kal'eh) (32°17′37″N 61°31′35″E / 32.29361°N 61.52639°E / 32.29361; 61.52639).

On 30 August 2014, a group of Taliban deliberately shot 16 labourers, killing 12 and injuring four. All 16 civilians were from the same village and were on their way to work when the Taliban stopped their vehicles and shot them. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killings on their website.[3]


  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Farah Provincial Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  3. ^ "UNAMA condemns deliberate killing of civilians in Farah province". United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. Retrieved 18 September 2015.

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