Khaki Safed District

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Khaki Safed
District
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Khaki Safed
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°39′14″N62°06′08″E / 32.65389°N 62.10222°E / 32.65389; 62.10222 Coordinates: 32°39′14″N62°06′08″E / 32.65389°N 62.10222°E / 32.65389; 62.10222
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Farah Province
Occupation Flag of Taliban.svg Taliban
Population
 (2010) [1]
  Total29,500

Khaki Safed (Persian : خاک سفید, "white dust") is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is mostly Pashtun and Tajiks, was estimated at 43,000 in October 2004. [2] The main village, Khaki Safed (also called Alagadari), is situated at 676 m altitude in the central part of the district.

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It was reported on 17 November 2009 that armed Taliban fighters kidnapped 5 civilians. 2 were beheaded and accused of spying while the other 3 were released. According to the Provincial police chief Faqir Mohammad Askar, the victims were innocent government employees. [3]

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References

  1. "Farah Provincial Profile" (PDF). Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2006.
  3. "Taliban militants behead 2 Afghan civilians". Xinhua News. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2009.