Dand Aw Patan District

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Dand Aw Patan District (Pashto : ډنډ او پټان ولسوالۍḍanḍ aw paṭān wuləswāləi; Persian : ولسوالی دند و پتان) is a district of Paktia Province, Afghanistan. The district is within the heartland of the Mangal tribe of Pashtuns. [1] It lies on the Durand Line border with the Kurram District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Security and Politics

On 19 August 2009 the Taliban attacked a border police check-post, killing one policeman. [2]

On 29 May 2020, the Taliban stormed border security forces check posts in Dand Aw Patan District. 14 Afghan security personnel were killed in the attack and three others were injured. [3] [4] [5] Two Taliban insurgents were also killed during the attack. [6] The attack came soon after the end of the three-day Eid ceasefire announced by the Taliban, which lasted from 24 to 26 May 2020.

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  2. "10 detained for distributing night letters." 19 August 2009. PAJHWOK ELECTIONS. Accessed at: http://www.aliveinafghanistan.org/aiablog/?p=630%5B%5D
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