Khwaja Umari District

Khwaja Umari
Khwaja Umari is located in Afghanistan
Khwaja Umari
Khwaja Umari
Location within Afghanistan[1]
Coordinates: 33°41′N 68°25′E / 33.68°N 68.42°E / 33.68; 68.42
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceGhazni Province
CapitalKhwaja Umari

Khwaja Umari is a district in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.[2] It was created in 2005 from the large Jaghatu District. The population in 2005 was estimated at 16,100, of whom 20% were Pashtun, 35% Tajik and 45% Hazara.[2] The district center is the village of Khwaja Umari.

The drought is less severe here than in many other parts of the country, and 80% of the arable land is in use.[2] The main source of income is agriculture, but many work in Ghazni and the rate of unemployment is lower than many other districts.

In 2018, the Taliban overran the headquarters of the district government, killing district governor Ali Dost Shams and the district chief of the National Directorate for Security Ahmad Ziya, along with approximately twelve others.[3]

See also



  1. ^ "District Names". National Democratic Institute. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 October 2005. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. ^ Nordland, Rod; Abed, Fahim (April 12, 2018). "Taliban Overrun Government Offices and Kill Two Top Officials". The New York Times. Mohammad Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor of Ghazni Province, said that Taliban insurgents attacked the government compound of Khwaja Umari district, killing the district governor, Ali Dost Shams, 30, and the district chief of the National Directorate for Security, Ahmad Ziya.

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