Bakwa District

Bakwa is a district in Farah Province, Afghanistan. Its population, which is majority Pashtun with a Tajik minority, was estimated at 79,529 in November 2004. The district center is Sultani Bakwa. It is situated at an altitude of 726 m.

Bakwa
بکواه
District
Bakwa is located in Afghanistan
Bakwa
Bakwa
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 32°15′05″N 62°57′27″E / 32.25139°N 62.95750°E / 32.25139; 62.95750
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceFarah Province
Population
 (2004)
 • Total79,529
ControlAfghanistan Taliban
Bakwa District Center Bazaar on Route 515

War in AfghanistanEdit

According to the Afghan government, airstrikes in 2019 against the Taliban in the district destroyed 68 drug labs and killed 150 insurgents. Governor Abdul Ghafoor Mujahid claimed 45 civilians were killed in the strikes, which Defense spokesman Qais Mangal denied.[1]

In 2021, the Taliban captured the district as part of the 2021 Taliban offensive.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Afghan civilians killed in air strikes on Taliban drug labs, local officials say". Reuters. 7 May 2019.

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