Nadir Shah Kot District

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Nadir Shah Kot District

نادر شاه کوټ ولسوالۍ
ولسوالی نادرشاه کوت
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A village in the Nadir Shah Kot District of Khost Province, Afghanistan
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Nadir Shah Kot District in turquoise in the western part of Khost Province
Coordinates: 33°18′40″N69°41′36″E / 33.3111°N 69.6933°E / 33.3111; 69.6933
Country Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Khost
Capital Nadir Shah Kot
Government
  Type Central
Population
 (2020) [1]
  Total36,005
Time zone UTC+4:30 (Afghanistan Standard Time)

Nadir Shah Kot District (Pashto : نادر شاه کوټ ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی نادرشاه کوت) is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province and Shamal District to the west, Qalandar District to the north, Musa Khel District to the northeast, Khost (Matun) District to the east, Mandozayi District to the southeast and Tani and Spera districts to the south.

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According to Afghanistan's National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA), the 2020 estimated population of the district was 36,005 people. [1] The district center is Nadir Shah Kot - a village at 1386 m altitude on the main road to Khost. Nadir Shah Kot District has its own governor, who is appointed by the serving governor of Khost Province, and the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are responsible for all law enforcement activities. [2]

History

On 7 May 2020, a roadside IED explosion in Nadir Shah Kot District killed Gen. Sayed Ahmad Babazai, the Police Chief of Khost Province, his secretary, and one bodyguard, and also wounded another person. [3] The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. [4] [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Estimated Population of Afghanistan 2020-21" (PDF). National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA). www.nsia.gov.af. p. 23. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  2. "Blast in Khost Kills Three Civilians: MoI". TOLOnews. March 20, 2020. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  3. "Khost Police Chief Killed In Taliban Blast". TOLOnews. May 8, 2020. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  4. "Taliban Militants Kill Afghan Regional Police Chief In Latest Attack". May 8, 2020 via https://gandhara.rferl.org/.
  5. "Taliban kill Khost police chief in roadside bomb attack". May 9, 2020 via www.dawn.com/.