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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The incident took place in the vicinity of Charikar city after explosives placed inside a Madrasa went off, leaving Mawlavi Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi and seven students dead.
Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, Deputy Minister for Financial, Administrative and Tourism of Information and Culture praised Parwan and Samangan provincial directors for information and culture and Charikar mayor for their works in cultural and art affairs and granted them appreciation letters.
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.
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.
The nation''s provincial reconstruction team (PRT), comprised of some 90 aid workers and police officers, have facilitated reconstruction and development projects in the city of Charikar since mid-2010.
Charikar, Afghanistan, Muharram 6, 1433, Dec 1, 2011, SPA -- Afghanistan started a second phase of transition on Thursday, taking over the security responsibility of a small northern province from NATO-led international forces, dpa quoted officials as saying.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Charikar, the capital of Parwan, some 30 miles north of Kabul.
I'm inside," Salangi told Tolo News, referring to the compound that houses his office and other administrators in the provincial capital of Charikar about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Kabul.
Large explosions and gunfire were heard on Sunday morning in the province's capital, Charikar, just north of Kabul.
About 3,000 people rallied in Charikar, the capital of Parwan province about 30 miles (50 kilometres) north of the capital, after the arrest of three men by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan forces.
The patients were vomiting and dizzy and some had been knocked unconscious, the same symptoms shown by victims of suspected gas attacks on two girls' schools in nearby Charikar town, said Abdul Rahim Ayaar, spokesman for the Kapisa governor.