Shah Wali Kot District

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Coordinates: 32°06′N 66°00′E / 32.1°N 66.0°E / 32.1; 66.0

Map of Kandahar districts

Shah Wali Kot District (Pashto: شاه ولي کوټ ولسوالۍ‎, Persian: ولسوالی شاه ولی کوت‎) is situated in the northern part of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. It borders Khakrez District to the west, Naish District and Oruzgan Province to the north, Zabul Province to the east and Daman and Arghandab districts to the south; the population is 38,400 (2006). The district center is located in the most southern part of the district; the district has been known as a stronghold of the Taliban forces.

List of recent incidents[edit]

  • On April 22, 2006 four Canadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.[1].
  • On October 6, 2008 at least 40 civilians attending a wedding were killed in a coalition airstrike.[2]
  • On August 16, 2012 the crash of a U.S. Black Hawk was later claimed by Taliban forces.[3]


  1. ^ IntelCenter Terrorism Incident Reference (TIR): Afghanistan, 2000-2007, 2008, page 237.
  2. ^ New York Times
  3. ^ "Black Hawk crash kills 7 U.S. troops in Afghanistan". USATODAY.COM. Retrieved 2018-03-01.

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