Markazi Behsud District
ولسوالی مرکز بهسود
Markazi Behsud District in dark pink in the west
|• Governor||Jan Aqa Mohasel|
|• Total||2,186 km2 (844 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,950 m (9,680 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)|
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, majority of which are ethnic Hazaras.
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.The chief of the district is Abdul Rahman Tawfiq.
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).One of these groups are led by Abdul Ghani Alipur (also known as Commander Shamshir), 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, which was transporting several members of the Afghan National Police. All nine ANSF members in the Mi-17 helicopter were killed, including the Afghan pilots.
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Behsud may refer to:
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