Charikar


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Charikar

(chä`rĭkär), city, NE Afghanistan. It is noted for its pottery and high-quality grapes. During the 1960s Afghanistan's largest textile factory was built nearby. During the 1979–89 occupation by Soviet forces, the region around Charikar was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting.

Charikar

 

a city in eastern Afghanistan, on the Kunduz-Kabul highway. Capital of Parwan Province. Population, 100,000 (1973). Pottery is produced in the city.

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KAByL (CyHAN)- Eleven persons were injured as bomb blast rocked Saigurd district in Parwan province with Charikar as its capital 55 km north of capital Kabul on Saturday, local media reported.
by Farid Tanha on 25 September, 2014 - 14:36 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two foreign soldiers sustained injuries in a roadside bombing in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Thursday, an official said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, which targeted a convoy of NATO forces in the city of Charikar, local media reported.
Some 150 Korean aid workers and police officers have been involved in a reconstruction mission in the northern Afghan city of Charikar since mid-2010, protected by some 350 troops of the unit stationed there.
Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported Thursday that Taliban aircraft have heavily bombed enemy positions at Charikar, Jabal-os-Siraj, Golbahar and Qara Bagh in the Parwan province stronghold of Masood.
by Farid Tanha on 14 July, 2014 - 16:03 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unemployment is on the rise and economic activity on the decline ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, residents of central Parwan province complained on Monday.
by Farid Tanha on 12 July, 2014 - 15:03 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unidentified assailants have gunned down a schoolteacher in central Parwan province, officials said on Saturday.
by Farid Tanha on 8 July, 2014 - 09:56 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two policemen and eleven school students were killed and several others wounded during a suicide bombing in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Tuesday, an official said.
by Farid Tanha on 28 June, 2014 - 17:05 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The movements of illegal gunmen have increased in the capital of central Parwan province after the second round of presidential elections, locals complained on Saturday.
by Farid Tanha on 14 June, 2014 - 16:52 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Amid sporadic violence during the voting process, rigging attempts were reported in several parts of central Parwan province, an official has said on Saturday.
by Fareed Tanha on 8 June, 2014 - 18:34 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A former governor and sitting lawmaker on Sunday survived a bomb attack that killed a minor girl standing nearby in central Parwan province, police said.
by Farid Tanha on 6 June, 2014 - 12:57 CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead three persons and wounded another 17 in central Parwan province, provincial police chief said on Friday.