- Panjwaye District
Panjwai (also spelled Panjwaye, Panjwaii, Panjway or Panjwayi) is a district in
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. It is known as the birthplace of the Taliban. It is located about 35 kilometres (20 miles) west of Kandahar city. The district borders with Helmand Provinceto the South-West, Maywand Districtto the West, Khakrez Districtto the North, Arghandab, Kandahar and Daman districts to the East and Reg District to the South. The population is 77,200 (2006). The district center is Bazar-e Panjwai, located in the northern part of the district.
Battle of Panjwaii
The district was the scene of the
Battle of Panjwaiiinvolving Canadian Forcesand Talibanfighters and the theatre of the ISAF Operation Medusa, September 2006. NATOclaimed to have killed over 500 Taliban insurgents. [http://news.monstersandcritics.com/southasia/article_1209201.php/Two_journalists_NATO_soldier_killed_in_Afghanistan]
* [http://www.aims.org.af/maps/district/kandahar/panjwayi.pdf AIMS District Map]
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