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Ghazni District is a district of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan situated in the northeast part of the province. Capital of the district is Ghazni, which is also capital of Ghazni Province.

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Demographics & Population

Like in the rest of Afghanistan, no exact population numbers are available. The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) along with UNHCR and Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Afghanistan estimates the population of the district to be around 154,618. [1] According to AIMS and UNHCR, Hazaras make up 50% of the population, followed by Tajiks and Pashtuns, 50%. [2]

Security and Politics

It was reported that Afghan and ISAF forces combined and killed several militants and captured an al-Qaeda IED facilitator and another incident on the southern side of Ghazni City. [3]

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References

  1. "MRRD Ghazni Provincial profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
  2. [ Ghazni District Profile, UNHCR]
  3. "Operational Update, Nov. 19: Afghan-International Security Forces Detain, Kill Taliban Militants in Kandahar and Ghazni Provinces." 19 November 2009. Accessed at: http://www.nato.int/isaf/docu/pressreleases/2009/11/pr091119-xxa.html