Bazarak District

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Bazarak
بازارک
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Bazarak
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°33′00″N70°33′00″E / 34.5500°N 70.5500°E / 34.5500; 70.5500 Coordinates: 34°33′00″N70°33′00″E / 34.5500°N 70.5500°E / 34.5500; 70.5500
Province Panjshir Province
Time zone UTC+04:30 (AST)

Bazarak District is a district of Panjshir Province, Afghanistan. The population in 2019 was estimated to be 20,892. [1]

The district was reportedly the last of the province captured by the Taliban from the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan on 6 September, during the Panjshir conflict. Remaining resistance fighters were pushed into the mountains. [2] [3] [4] On 9 September, however, Ali Maisam Nazary, the Resistance's spokesman and foreign relations head, downplayed the amount of territory the Taliban was reported to have taken control of in Panjshir province, stating that 60% was still under National Resistance Front control. [5] [6]

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References

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