Deh Rahwod District
Deh Rahwod is a district in Oruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan, and the name of the town that serves as district seat. Deh Rahwod lies along the Helmand River. The tribes in the district are Pashtun, dominated by the Noorzai and Populzai sub-tribes.
The Netherlands, representing the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) force in Oruzgan province, has established a military base in Deh Rawod, adjacent to pre-existing U.S. and Afghan Army bases.
Security and PoliticsEdit
Government includes a district governor, chief of police, court, line departments, and three district shuras:
- A 29 person development shura composed of tribal elders and engineers who monitor the implementation of development projects.
- A 40 person tribal shura.
- A 73 person malikan (village representative) shura that serves as a contact point for international actors.
On 17 December 2009, another suicide bomber blew himself up but failed at his attempt to get inside of the district headquarters.
- "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "A socio-political assessment of Uruzgan Province from 2006 to 2009" (PDF). The Liaison Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
- "Suicide bomber kills 10 Afghan civilians, wound 13 others ." Xinhua News Agency. Kabul. 19 November 2009. Accessed at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/19/content_12495163.htm
- "Suicide bombing wounds 4 soldiers in S Afghanistan." Xinhua News Agency. 17 December 2009. Accessed at: http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6845604.html
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