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The Muqbil is a Pashtun tribe, cousins of the Zadrans and Mangals. They now reside in Sayid Karam District in Paktia. They can be further divided into five clans: Musa Khel, Sultak, Ahmad Khel, Hasan Khel, and the Bobaki. Little else is known. [1]

The Zadran, also spelled Dzadran or Jadran, is a Pashtun tribe that inhabits the Loya Paktia region in southeastern Afghanistan and parts of Waziristan in neighboring Pakistan. "Zadran: Pashtun tribe mainly residing in the “Zadran Arc” a 9-district area encompassing portions of the Khost, Paktya, and Paktika provinces."

The Mangal is a Pashtun tribe, residing in eastern Paktia and adjacent Khost provinces of Afghanistan, and in the town of Tari Mangal, district Kurram, Pakistan. Their land constitutes the northeastern part of the Loya Paktia region. The Mangals descent from Karlani Pashtun lineage.

Sayid Karam District

Said Karam is a district in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. The main town in Khandkhel.

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The Turi or Torai are a sub-tribe of the Karlani Pashtun tribe, inhabiting the Kurram Valley, in Kurram Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, with a smaller number living across the Durand line in the Paktia province of Afghanistan. They speak Pashto and are adherents of the Twelver Shia sect of Islam.

The Musa Khel, or Moosa Khel, is a Pashtun tribe of Gharghasht origin. According to Horace Arthur Rose and the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, they are part of the greater Kakar tribe. The tribe originates from Ghazni province in Afghanistan and resides in the tribal range of Musakhel and Batagram District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Moosa Khel has the lowest literacy rate in Pakistan—10.37%—and is also a sub-tribe to Babozai, which is part of the major Pashtun tribe.

The Madakhel is a Pakhtoon/Pashtoon/Pathan tribe. It is a division of the Isazai clan of the Yousafzai tribe.

Khaglan Wala (ڪھگلانواله) is a village and union council of Isakhel Tehsil of Mianwali District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is part of Isa Khel Tehsil and is located at 32°37'60N 71°16'0E.It is located on the northern bank of Kurram River. It is one of the villages situated on the western borders of Punjab province adjacent to KPK province. Its population is about 3000 people. It is a comparatively developed village as basic facilities like electricity, telephone, metallic road, internet, schools, water supply system and sewerage system are provided to the inhabitants of this village. It is also a well-planned village situated on a 40 feet wide road. A 30' main street runs east to west through the village by equally dividing the entire village into two parts. Three other streets run north to south crossing the main street at 90°. There are four mosques including a grand mosque situated in this settlement. The scene of river Kurram alongside bela jungle give beautiful look to this historical village. Khaglanwala is a hub of different routs coming from various villages situated on other side of the River Kurram to reach Isa Khel city.

Ismail Khel also rendered as Ismael Khel, Ismaeel Khel and Ishmael Khel is a Pakhtun tribe in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ismail Khel is settled and resides in Bannu; a historic district in the KhyberPakhtunkhwa ; Province Punjab; District Attock; area Chhachh, and Khost Province of Afghanistan.

The Utmankhel or Utman Khel, are a Yusufzai Pashtun tribe living in Pakistan, with considerable numbers in Afghanistan. The Utman Khel mostly live in the Bajaur District, Malakand District and Lower Dir. They lie between the Mohmands and the Ranizais of Swat, to the west and south-west of the junction of the Swat and Panjkora rivers. They claim to be descendants of Baba Utman Shamraiz, who also assisted Mahmud of Ghaznavi in his expedition into India in 997. The Utman Khel are a tall, stout and fair race, but their dress and general customs have been assimilated by the neighbouring peoples of Bajaur.

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Alikhail or Alikhail is a Pakhtun tribe in Pakistan India and Afghanistan. Alikhail belongs to the Ghilji tribe of the Bettani confederation of Pashtuns. It is considered a "brother tribe" of the Sulemankhel and Tanoli tribes. Alikhail's are the descendants of Bibi Mato.

Aba Khel is the subtribe of Mandanr Yusafzai Pashtun tribe in Swabi District of North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. They are settled in villages Zaida, Kaddi, Hund, Shah Mansur, Khunda, Ambar, Panj Pir, Beka, Aryan, Lahor and Kheshgi(District Nowshera).

The Mandanr, Mandar, or Mandan are a Pashtun tribe, the children of Mand who was one of the sons of Umer, making it a sub tribe of Yousafzai. Mandanr had four sons.1- Mano, 2-Razar, 3-Khizar and 4-Mehmood.

Balar Khel is the largest Khel in Usi Khel, Aba Khel subtribe of Mandanr Yusafzai inhabiting Swabi District & Mardan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.

The Mahabbat Khel or Muhabbat Khel or Mohabbat khel or Muhabbat kheyl are Pashtun of Allai. They belonged originally to the Yousufzai tribe, but in Mansehra and Allai the Khel is known as a Swati tribe, because of their invaded from Swat and Afghanistan wardak-kabol.

Mamozai is a Pashtun tribe of Orakzai Agency along the Afghanistan and Pakistan border. Like many Afghans or Pashtuns, Orakzai are split along both sides of the border. It consists of a large area including places such as Sama Bazaar, Kach Gari, Jaba, Matrak, Gutta Khel, Kalaya, Khawano,karim nawasi, arghenja bazzar, kama darra, ghatta darra, Krapa and Darrah. The Mamuzai have five subtribes. A number of Mamozai also live in Kohat, Peshawar, and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; those living in urban areas tend to be more educated but otherwise share most of the cultural norms of the Mamozai. This tribe is one of the most gallant tribes of fata.

Kala Khel is a clan of Tirah Adam Khel. Adam Khel is a sub-tribe of Afridi that has originated from the Karlanee or Karlani group of Pashtuns. The Kala Khel clan of Tirah Adam Khel inhabits in FR Peshawar region and in Bara and Torghar as well. It can be found on Google Maps at 33.728623N,71.55256E and Tirah valley of Khyber agency at 33.73N, 71.01E.

The Akakhel, pronounced Akaa Khel or Akakhail, are a Pashtun sub-tribe of the Ghilji/Ghilzais confederation. Their mother language is Pashto. In the early 20th century, the tribe was generally pastoral. The Akakhel are one of the largest Ghilji Pashtun subtribes. A reasonable majority of those who were living on the Durand Line migrated since 1900 into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab provinces of Pakistan to Sikander Abad Charsadda,Peshawar, Abbottabad, Nowshera, Mardan, Attock, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Gojra, Faisalabad, Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad, Karachi and Quetta. The exact population number of this clan is not known; however, it is estimated to be around 2 million all around the world The population of this tribe primarily lives in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 85 % live in Pakistan and about 1% or 2% live in Afghanistan and remaining 13% lives in England, Germany, United Arab Emirates, China, Malaysia, Canada and United States of America.

Jani Khel offensive

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The Painda Khel is a clan of the Swati origin which inhabits lands in Bajna and Mansehra and north of Mansehra District in Pakistan. In the 19th century they fought battles against the British with the Hazara Expedition of 1888.


  1. Adamec, Vol. 6, 459-469