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Qurchi, also Kypim,is a major town in Bilchiragh District in the Faryab Province, in northern Afghanistan. It lies west of Negala. The town has a significant Uzbek population.
The town was occupied by Maimana officers in 1888.
Norwegian soldiers were attacked in Qurchi in July 2010.
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