Ghazni District (Persian: ولسوالی غزنی), is a district of Ghazni province, Afghanistan situated in the northeast part of the province. Capital of the district is Ghazni, which is also capital of Ghazni Province.
Demographics & Population
Like in the rest of Afghanistan, no exact population numbers are available. The Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development (MRRD) along with UNHCR and Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Afghanistan estimates the population of the district to be around 154,618. According to AIMS and UNHCR, Hazaras make up 50% of the population, followed by Tajiks and Pashtuns, 50%.
Security and Politics
It was reported that Afghan and ISAF forces combined and killed several militants and captured an al-Qaeda IED facilitator and another incident on the southern side of Ghazni City.
- ^ "MRRD Ghazni Provincial profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- ^ [ Ghazni District Profile, UNHCR]
- ^ "Operational Update, Nov. 19: Afghan-International Security Forces Detain, Kill Taliban Militants in Kandahar and Ghazni Provinces." 19 November 2009. Accessed at: http://www.nato.int/isaf/docu/pressreleases/2009/11/pr091119-xxa.html Archived 20 December 2021 at the Wayback Machine