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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 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.
Tenders are invited for Construction of New RCC Septic Holding Tank and Relevant Works inside Ghor Hospital, Ghor Province, Afghanistan.
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 50 insurgents surrendered their weapons and joined the peace process in Western Ghor province, local officials said.
ISLAMABAD, July 24 (KUNA) -- At least four children were killed and another wounded in a landmine blast in Afghanistanآ's western Ghor province, said official on Friday.
In neighboring Ghor province, social activist Abdul Qayyum suggested the selection of a Cabinet of competent technocrats would be the first test of the unity government.
Only in July this year, for the second time the Hazaras are being targeted by the Taliban, once in Urozgan and then in Ghor province.
The killing of civilians by an armed group in Ghor province is deeply troubling, especially when Afghans nationwide are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr with their families, the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, said.
Abdul Hai Khatibi, a spokesman for the governor of Ghor province, told the AFP news agency that the attackers had "ordered all passengers to stand in one line, and then they shot them dead one by one".
The enemies of peace and stability tried to launch several bombings and terror attacks during election campaign of presidential candidates in Dulina district of Ghor province and its provincial capital Chaghcharan city.
Abdul Hai Khateby, who is the spokesman in Ghor province, said Saturday that 24 people have been killed in four districts, including the provincial capital of Chaghcharan.
Shoaib Bakhshi was killed and four other ANA soldiers wounded in a mortar shell fired by Taliban in western Ghor province today.
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.