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Sekhamir Kalay is a village and the center of Gurbuz District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1,207 m altitude in the northwestern part of the district.
Gurbuz District is situated in the southern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Tani District to the west, Mando Zayi and Khost districts to the north and Pakistan to the east and south. The population is 23,200 (2006). The district center is the village of Sekhamir Kalay situated in the northwestern part of the district. It is inhabited by Gurbuz, a Wazir subtribe.
Khost is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the eastern part of the country. To the east, Khost Province is bordered by Waziristan and Kurram in Pakistan. Khost Province used to be part of Paktia Province in the past, and the larger region surrounding Khost is still called Loya Paktia. The city of Khost serves as the capital of Khost province. The population of the province is around 546,800, which is mostly a tribal society. Khost Airport serves the province for domestic flights to Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South and Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi) and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, whilst the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.
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During the nine-year Soviet–Afghan War in the 1980s and the subsequent Afghan civil war, the town of Khost was besieged for more than eleven years. Its airstrip's 3 km runway served as a base for helicopter operations by Soviet forces.
Bäk is a village in Khost Province, Afghanistan and the center of the boundary Bak District, close to the border with Pakistan. It is located onat 1137 m altitude.
Ḍaḍwāl is a village and the center of Mando Zay District in Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1267m altitude on south side of Shamal river, it is connected to north a village Aliwat by a bridge which constructed by US army (PRT). The villagers are mostly educated and trained in different jobs. There is girls high school.
Musakhel is a village and the center of Musakhel District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1835 m altitude.
Nadir Shah Kot District 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, Mando Zayi District to the southeast and Tani and Spera districts to the south. The population is 28,300 (2006). The district center is Nadir Shah Kot- a village at 1386 m altitude on the main road to Khost.
Qalandar District is situated in the western part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Paktia Province to the west, Musa Khel District to the north and east and Nadir Shah Kot District to the south. The population is 9,100 (2006). The district center is the village of Khost Mela.
Yakubi is the center of Sabari District in Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,113 m altitude in the southeastern part of the district.
Spera is a village and the district center of Spera District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,790 m altitude.
Tani District is situated in the southern part of Khost Province, Afghanistan. It borders Spera District to the west, Nadir Shah Kot and Mando Zayi to the north, Gurbuz District to the east and Pakistan to the south. The population is 52,800 (2006) people. The district center is the village of Tani, situated in the northeastern part of the district. Tani tribe is known as Tanoli in the some areas of Pakistan. The language spoken in Tani is Pashto.
Tani is a village and the center of Tani District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,303 m altitude. The main tongue spoken there is Pashto language. It is a neighbour to Mando Zai District
Ali Shir is the center of Tere Zayi District in Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1,070 m altitude.
Shamal is the center of Shamal District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1581 m altitude in the eastern part of the district.
Shaikh Zayed University, also known as Khost University, is a public university in the city of Khost, southeastern Afghanistan. With its original name "Afghan University Peshawar", it was initially established in 2000 in Peshawar. It was shifted to Khost by special orders of the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The university was named after Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who sponsored the construction of its campus in Khost.
Ayub Kheyl is a small village 7 miles outside Khost, Afghanistan. It was the site on July 27, 2002 of a firefight by US soldiers, assisted by Afghan militia, against militants in the village. After the fight, the Americans captured the wounded 15-year-old Omar Khadr, who they learned was a Canadian citizen. He was among the youngest persons detained at Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the last Western citizen held there.
The Khost-Gardez Pass, frequently abbreviated as the K-G Pass, and known locally as the Seti-Kandow Pass, or the Satukandav Pass by Soviet forces, is the main land route connecting Khost, the capital of Khost Province, and Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, in eastern Afghanistan. The pass currently consists of a rutted dirt road, though it is slowly being improved by construction crews as part of the international reconstruction effort in Afghanistan.
Shwak District Pashto: شواک ولسوالۍ, Persian: ولسوالی شواک) is a district of Paktia Province, Afghanistan.
İskele District is a district of Cyprus. It is divided into three sub-districts: İskele Sub-district, Mehmetçik Sub-district and Yeni Erenköy Sub-district. Its capital is Trikomo, also known by its Turkish name, İskele. Its population was 23.098 in the 2011 census. Its Governor is Bünyamin Merhametsiz.
The Zamba Toy is a river of Khost Province, southeastern Afghanistan. It flows past the village of Zambar.
The Khost suicide bombing occurred on 12 July 2015 in Khost Province when a suicide bombing killed at least 33 people, including 12 children and another 10 people were wounded.