Mano Gai

Mano Gai
Mano Gai is located in Afghanistan
Mano Gai
Mano Gai
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°59′24″N 70°54′47″E / 34.99000°N 70.91306°E / 34.99000; 70.91306Coordinates: 34°59′24″N 70°54′47″E / 34.99000°N 70.91306°E / 34.99000; 70.91306
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceKunar Province
DistrictDara-I-Pech District
Time zone+ 4.30

Mano Gai or Manogai is a small town and capital of Dara-I-Pech District in Kunar Province, in eastern Afghanistan.[1][2] It lies on the confluence of several rivers.


On March 1, 2011, it was subject to the Mano Gai airstrike, killing nine boys aged 8–14 through gun fire from NATO helicopters while collecting firewood for their family.[4][5][6] The next day hundreds of Afghan villagers protested the killing chanting slogans against the United States and the Afghan government as they marched to the bombing site.[7]

In recent times, a 12 kilometre road project connecting Mano Gai to Chapa Dara District has been planned at an estimated cost of US$3.8 million.[8]

A radio station, the “Voice of the Pech”, employing local reporters and radio personalities, was established in Mano Gai in 2010.[9]


  1. ^ Geographic Names, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, accessed 28 April 2011
  2. ^ Archived 2006-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ IntelCenter; Tempest Publishing (24 April 2008). IntelCenter Terrorism Incident Reference (TIR): Afghanistan, 2000-2007. Tempest Publishing. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-9665437-8-0. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ AP. "News / International : Afghan protesters rally against civilian deaths". Chennai, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Channel 6 News » Gen. Petraeus confirms NATO troops killed nine children". Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Afghans say they've arrested suspected mastermind of UN attack that killed 7 foreign staff". The Republic. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  7. ^ "ISAF Apologizes For Killing Afghan Children In Air Strike - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2011". Retrieved 28 April 2011.
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  9. ^ ‘Voice of the Pech’ connects Manogai residents, Airborne

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