Tsamkani District

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Tsamkani (Pashto : څمکني ولسوالۍ, Persian : ولسوالی چمکنی), also Chamkani or Samkani, is a district in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. [1] The main town is Tsamkani. The district is home to the Chamkani tribe of Pashtuns.

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History

On 16 May 2020, the Taliban abducted 12 civilians in Tsamkani District, charging them for "collaborating with the government". [2] [3]

Demographics & population

Like in the rest of Afghanistan, no exact population numbers are available. The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) along with UNHCR and Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Afghanistan estimated the population of the district to be around 58,560 (CSO 2004). [1] According to the same sources, Pashtuns make up 100% of the total population.

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References

  1. 1 2 Samkani District Development Plan - MRRD Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "11 Afghan Soldiers Killed In Attacks On Security Checkpoints". gandhara.rferl.org/. May 16, 2020.
  3. "Several killed in Afghanistan as militants attack checkpoints". gulf-times.com/. May 16, 2020.