Atghar District

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Atghar District is a district of Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan. It had a population of about 8,400 in 2013. [1]

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The district is within the heartland of the Hotak tribe of Ghilji Pashtuns. [2]

The district's military base was evacuated on december 22, 2020, indicating an incoming Taliban presence there [3]

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References

  1. "Settled Population of Zabul province by Civil Division, Urban, Rural and Sex-2012-13" (PDF). Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  2. Zabul Province Tribal Map. Naval Postgraduate School.
  3. "MOD confirmed that Atghar base was evacuated. ANA withdrew to Shinkay district. From there they will try to cover defense, but I must admit. They hold for so long amid heavy losses Zabul Afghanistan (file pic) Shinkay". Afghanistan news map - security alerts from Afghanistan - afghanistan.liveuamap.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.