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.
War in Afghanistan
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.
In 2021, the Taliban captured the district as part of the 2021 Taliban offensive.
- "Afghan civilians killed in air strikes on Taliban drug labs, local officials say". Reuters. 7 May 2019.
- UNHCR District Profile, compiled September–November 2004, accessed 2006-06-06 (PDF).
- Map of Settlements[permanent dead link] AIMS, May 2002