Kuz Kunar District

Last updated
Kuz Kunar District
Khewa
District
کوز کونړ
Kunar River in Bar Kashkot Kuz Kunar District Nangarhar 08.jpg
Nangarhar districts.png
Kuz Kunar District is located in the north-west of Nangarhar Province.
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Nangarhar Province
District center Khewa
Population
 (2002 [1] )
  Total167,640
Time zone UTC+4:30 (D† (Afghanistan Standard Time))

Kuz Kunar (Pashto : کوز کونړ, lit. "Lower Kunar") or Khewa (Pashto : ښېوه; also spelled Shewa) is a district in the north of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on the Kunar River. It is counted one of the more secured districts of Nangarhar, where many foreigners go to visit the social, agricultural and structural rehabilitation of the area. Its population, which is 75% Pashtun, was estimated at 167,640 in 2002, of whom 32,000 were children under 12. It is also hometown to Swedish cricketer Saeed Ahmed.[ citation needed ]

Contents

History

On 12 May 2020, a suicide bombing took place in Kuz Kunar District at the funeral of Shaikh Akram, a former commander of the district's police force, who had died of a heart attack a day earlier. The blast killed 32 people and injured 133 others, some severely. [2] Abdullah Malikzai, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council, was killed in the attack, while his father, Malik Qais Noor Agha, a lawmaker, was wounded. [3] [4] Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province (ISIL–KP) claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Afghan government claimed that the Taliban and the affiliated Haqqani network were behind the attack. [5]

Related Research Articles

Baghlan Province Province of northeastern Afghanistan

Baghlan is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the north of the country. As of 2020, the province has a population of about 1,014,634.

Nangarhar Province Province of Afghanistan

Nangarhār also called Nangrahar or Ningrahar, is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the eastern part of the country and bordering Logar, Kabul, Laghman and Kunar provinces as well as an international border with Pakistan. It is divided into 22 districts and has a population of about 1,735,531, the third highest of the country's 34 provinces. The city of Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar province.

Kunar Province Province of Afghanistan

Kunar is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. Its capital is Asadabad. Its population is estimated to be 508,224.

Bala Murghab District Place in Badghis, Afghanistan

Bala murghab is a district situated in the northeast of Badghis Province, Afghanistan. The district capital is Bala Murghab city which is located along the Murghab River. Bala Murghab is surrounded by some other important districts such as Ab Kamari, Muqur, Jawand, and Qadis.

Goshta District District in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Goshta District is located in the northeast of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan and borders Durand Line between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The district's population is Pashtun and was estimated at 160,000 in 2002, of whom 30,000 were children under 12. The district is within the heartland of the Mohmand tribe of Pashtuns. The district centre is the village of Goshta, on the Kabul River.

Khogyani District District in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Khogyani is a district in the south of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, bordering on Pakistan. Its population is entirely Pashtun, and was estimated at 146,852 in 2002. The district is within the heartland of the Khogyani tribe of Pashtuns. The district centre is the village of Kaga. District Governor Office, District Court, District Hospital, and other government agencies hold their office in Kaga. Kaga is the economic center of the district; however Wazir is the second largest market place. Recently, Kaga town has been connected with Jalalabad City through paved road. Wazir is also connected through a paved road with Kaga.

Pachir Aw Agam District District in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Pachir Aw Agam, or Pachir Wa Agam, is a district in the southeast of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, bordering Pakistan. Its population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 39,280 in 2002, of whom 15,700 were children under 12. The district is within the heartland of the Khogyani tribe of Pashtuns. The district centre is the village of Pachir Aw Agam.

Surkh-Rōd.(Pashto/Persian: سرخ‌رود‎/ سره رود), also spelled as Surkh-Rūd or Sorkh-Rūd, also called Sra-rod or Sra- road, is a district in the north of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The district centre is the town of Sultanpur. It is well known to locals because of its abundance of fertile land, however it is currently facing a lack of water.

Jalalabad Airport

Jalalabad Airport is located 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. It has long been used for military and emergency relief purposes. It is currently maintained by the Taliban, although they do not possess or maintain an air force as of the time the airport was captured from the Afghan Air Force in the 2021 Taliban offensive. The airport was heavily used in the past by the United States Armed Forces and civilian contractors. They operated out of Forward Operating Base Fenty. Members of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Resolute Support Mission (RSM) also used the airport in the past.

Chapa Dara District District in Kunar, Afghanistan

Chapa Dara District is situated in the western part of Kunar Province, Afghanistan and borders Nuristan Province. The population is 27,500 (2006). The district consists of a mountainous terrain. The capital of the district is Chapa Dara.

Sherzad Village in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Sherzad شیرزاد is the district center of Sherzad District in the west of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The population is 100% Pashtun.

Rezwan Munawar (Pashto: رضوان منور‎, born January 1, 1964 is a Pashto folklore singer who started singing in 1985. He is ethnically Pashtun and belongs to Safi tribe originally from Mazar valley of Nurgal district of Kunar. He was born in Kuz Kunar district of Nangarhar province in 1964 where he also studied and graduated from Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan High School in 1981.

The following lists events that happened in 2013 in Afghanistan.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province Islamic State branch in Central and South Asia

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province is an affiliate of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) active in South Asia and Central Asia. Some media sources also use the terms ISK, ISISK, IS–KP or Daesh–Khorasan in referring to the group. ISIL–KP has been active in Afghanistan and its area of operations includes Pakistan, Tajikistan and India where they claimed attacks, as well as Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bangladesh where individuals have pledged allegiance to it. ISIL-KP and the Taliban consider each other enemies.

The following lists events that happened during 2016 in Afghanistan.

Events in the year 2017 in Afghanistan.

The ISIL–Taliban conflict is an ongoing armed conflict between the Taliban and the Islamic State's Khorasan branch (ISIL-K). The conflict escalated when militants affiliated with ISIS-K killed Abdul Ghani, a senior Taliban commander in Logar province on 2 February 2015. Since then, Taliban and ISIL-K have engaged in bloody clashes against each other over the control of territory, mostly in eastern Afghanistan but also by cells in the north-west and south-west.

Events from the year 2020 in Afghanistan.

May 2020 Afghanistan attacks series of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

In May 2020, a series of insurgent attacks took place in Afghanistan, starting when the Taliban killed 20 Afghan soldiers and wounded 29 others in Zari, Balkh and Grishk, Helmand on 1 and 3 May, respectively. On 12 May, a hospital's maternity ward in Kabul and a funeral in Kuz Kunar (Khewa), Nangarhar were attacked, resulting in the deaths of 56 people and injuries of 148 others, including newborn babies, mothers, nurses, and mourners. ISIL–KP claimed responsibility for the funeral bombing, but no insurgent group claimed responsibility for the hospital shooting.

References

  1. UNHCR District Profile
  2. "Newborns Are Among 37 Killed in Two Attacks in Afghanistan". BNN Bloomberg. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  3. "15 Killed In Afghanistan's Nangarhar Suicide Attack". Regional Telegraph. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  4. "Afghan gunmen storm maternity clinic in Shiite area of Kabul". The Times of India. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  5. "Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject U.S. blame of Islamic State". May 15, 2020 via uk.reuters.com.