Imam Sahib District
Location of Imam Sahib in Kunduz Province
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Imam Sahib District (ولسوالی امامصاحب) is situated in the northern part of Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. It borders with Qalay-I-Zal District to the west, Tajikistan to the north (along the Panj river), with Archi District to the east and Kunduz District to the south. The population is 204,300 (2006) - 25% Pashtun, 25% Tajik, 45% Uzbek and 5% Turkmen. The district center is the town of Imam Sahib, located in the northern part of the district. The other main town in the district is Sherkhan Bandar, which serves as Afghanistan's main port of entry to Tajikistan.
The district is one of the richest in Afghanistan. The land is very fertile and well irrigated and hasn't suffered drought. The medical and educational facilities are better than in other districts.
The area is home to a large number of Taliban including one of the Taliban's regional leaders Mullah Salam. According to some reports, Imam Sahib district is controlled by Salam, whose influence extends to Baghlan, Takhar and the Tajikistan border region. His fighters are said to control several districts in Kunduz.
On 22 November 2009 it was reported that a group of militants in the Taj Gozar area attacked a police checkpoint, where 3 militants were supposedly killed.
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