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(go͝or), mountainous region and province (1979 est. pop. 341,000), 14,085 sq mi (36,479 sq km), W central Afghanistan, including a ruined medieval city of the same name. Chagcharan is the provincial capital. The powerful Muslim Ghorid dynasty was established in the former city of Ghor in the 12th cent. It was overthrown by Muhammad of Khwarazm in 1215. Mongols under Jenghiz Khan took Ghor in 1221, after which the Karts (Mongol clients) ruled (c.1245–1379). The city then lapsed into obscurity.
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The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, expressed outrage and condemned Friday's attacks targeting mosques and worshippers in Kabul and Ghor province.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- At least 72 people were killed and over 65 others wounded in two separate suicide attacks targeting mosques in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul and Ghor province on Friday night, said officials.
The Kabul mosque attack came hours after an explosion occurred close to a mosque in Daleema district in Ghor province in which at least 10 people were killed and many other were wounded.
Separately, a suicide bombing killed at least 33 people at a mosque in central Ghor province, a police spokesman said.
The statement further added that the Taliban insurgents suffered the most casualties in Taywara district of Ghor province where 10 militants were killed and 5 others were wounded.
Mohammad Rassoul Bawari said his ministry was working on a policy focusing on the maintenance of historical heritages, particularly renovation of the Jams minaret of Ghor province, said the agency.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 35 people were killed when the Taliban attacked a hospital in Central Ghor province over the weekend, a presidential spokesman said Monday.
Abdul Basir Yousuf, who worked as an interpreter for Lithuanian troops in Afghanistan's Ghor Province, was the first of the men to arrive in Lithuania in April 2016.
Afghan police killed a Daesh (Islamic State) commander in Ghor province during an operation yesterday but Daesh fighters abducted some 30 civilians from near the provincial capital and shot them all dead in revenge," Khatibi said on Wednesday.
Kabul -- Two civilians were killedand five others were wounded, while their vehicle hit with a road side mine in western Ghor province, Afghan officials say on Thursday.
The woman, identified only as Rokhshana, was thrown into a hole in the ground and stoned to death, according to Abdul Hai Khateby, spokesman for the governor of central Ghor province.
by Muhammad Hassan Hakimi on 18 September, 2014 - 12:02 FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Four school buildings were inaugurated on Thursday in western Ghor province, where 90 percent of schools lack proper buildings, officials said.