Shinwar District

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Shinwar (Pashto : شينوار ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی شینوار) is a district in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. It is on the main highway from Jalalabad to the Torkham border crossing. Its population, which is 100% Pashtun, was estimated at 40,147 in 2002, of whom 16,000 were children under 12. The district is within the heartland of the Shinwari tribe of Pashtuns. [1] The district centre is the village of Shinwar.

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In March 2007, Shinwar was the site of the Shinwar massacre.

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References

  1. Nangarhar Province Tribal Map (Page 9). Naval Postgraduate School.