Markazi Bihsud District

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Markazi Behsud District

ولسوالی مرکز بهسود
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Markazi Behsud District in dark pink in the west
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Markazi Behsud District
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°18′57″N68°02′52″E / 34.3157°N 68.0478°E / 34.3157; 68.0478 Coordinates: 34°18′57″N68°02′52″E / 34.3157°N 68.0478°E / 34.3157; 68.0478
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Maidan Wardak
Capital Behsud
Village numbers781 [1]
Government
  Type District
  GovernorJan Aqa Mohasel
Area
[1]
  Total2,186 km2 (844 sq mi)
Elevation
2,950 m (9,680 ft)
Population
 (2020) [2]
  Total134,852
Time zone UTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)
Postal code
1351
Main languages Dari

Markaz-i Bihsūd District (Persian : ولسوالی مرکز بهسود) is one of the districts of Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan. It is located less than an hour-drive west of Kabul and south Bamyan. The main town in the district is Behsud. The district has an estimated population of 134,852 people, [2] majority of which are ethnic Hazaras.

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The Markazi Behsud is the largest district of Maidan Wardak Province with a number of villages. Most residents of the district are farmers and involved in agriculture. [3] The chief of the district is Abdul Rahman Tawfiq. [4]

The Hesa Awal Behsood District sits to the northeast of this district. Both are strongholds of Hazara militia forces who are engaged in a guerrilla warfare with the Taliban and the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] One of these groups are led by Abdul Ghani Alipur (also known as Commander Shamshir), [10] [11] who is currently wanted by the Afghan government. His followers have used a rocket-propelled grenade to shoot down an Mil Mi-17 of the Afghan Air Force on March 18, 2021, [12] which was transporting several members of the Afghan National Police. [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] All nine ANSF members in the Mi-17 helicopter were killed, including the Afghan pilots. [19] [20]

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