Khanabad

Khanabad

(khän`äbäd), city, NE Afghanistan, near the Tajikistan border. It is a market town for wool and silk.
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Khanabad

 

a city in northern Afghanistan, in Kunduz Province, on the Mazari-Sharif–Feyzabad highway. Population, approximately 30,000. Khanabad is the commercial center of an agricultural region that produces cotton, rice, and fruit. The city has cottage industries.

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The Special Forces of the 10th Kandak of Afghan Commando and 09th Unit of the Afghan Intelligence also conducted joint operations in Kunduz city and Khanabad districts of Kunduz province, leaving two militants dead and three others wounded, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.
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Unannounced and extended power cuts have affected various localities, including Bilal Colony, Muslim Colony, Jameelabad, Nawababad, Ismaeelabad, Mohbatabad, Gadwal, Khanabad, Saleemnagar, Ahmednagar, Asifabad, Haideri Town, Mohra Shah Wali Shah, Taxila Model Town, Rehbar Colony and Manzoorabad, and particularly the businesses operating in these areas.
At least seven Taliban militants have been killed and four others have been wounded during a clash in Khanabad district in northern Kunduz province, reported Khaama Press, citing, the Afghan military, as saying.
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Security forces were conducted operation in the Ibrahim Khan area of Khanabad district when Taliban shadow governor the same district, Qari Dost Muhammad, stepped on their own planted landmine while trying to escape, said Abdul Khalil, a press officer of Afghan National Army 20th Division in Kunduz.
Separately, 13 policemen have been killed in a clash with Taliban rebels in Khanabad district of Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province.
At least seven security posts located on the highway in Khanabad district are surrounded by the Taliban, Sayed Assadullah Sadat, a provincial council member from Kunduz told DPA.
In September of 2015, the Afghan Taliban recorded major successes since their ouster from power in 2001 - they managed to seize the district of Khanabad that connects Kunduz to Takhar and other northern provinces.
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