Nirkh District

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Province Wardak Province
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Narkh is a district of about 480 square kilometres (185 sq. mi.) in the east of Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Its population was estimated at 57,000 in 2002, consisting of about 99% Pashtuns, % Tajiks and 1% Hazara. The district centre is Kane Ezzat.


During the presidency of Mohammed Daoud Khan in the 1970s, Narkh District was planted with many fruit trees; however, these have since dried up in droughts.

Security and Politics

It was reported on 17 November 2009 that Afghan and NATO forces killed one farmer and a militant during an operation. [1]

It was reported on 20 November that a suspected militant was detained when several compounds used by the Taliban for IED and small arms attacks were searched. The incident occurred in Darmandyan. [2]

On 12 May 2021 it was captured by Taliban. [3]

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  1. "Afghan, NATO forces kill 5 Taliban insurgents, arrest 17 near Kabul ." Xinhua News. Kabul. 17 November 2009. Accessed at:
  2. "IJC Operational Update, Nov. 20: ISAF condemns IED attack; Joint Forces Kill, Detain Suspected Militants in three provinces; ISAF Casualties " Kabul. 20 November 2009 Accessed at:
  3. Afghanistan: Taliban captures strategic district close to Kabul, 12 May 2021