Mano Gai

Mano Gai
Town
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.

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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]

References

  1. ^ Geographic Names, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, accessed 28 April 2011
  2. ^ www.aims.org.af 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". Channel6newsonline.com. 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". Rferl.org. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  8. ^ www.cimicweb.org
  9. ^ ‘Voice of the Pech’ connects Manogai residents, Airborne


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