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Zahidabad Destination Guide

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Zahidabad in the region of Lowgar is a place located in Afghanistan - some 18 mi (or 29 km) South of Kabul, the country's capital.

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Local time in Zahidabad is now 12:07 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Zahidabad, Qishlaq-e Sufla, Sayyid Khel, Sangar Khel, Rish Khor or Qal'ah-ye Na'im. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.




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Pamir Issues

00:55 min ( August 16, 2009 by khatiri420)
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Blackhawk helicopter over Kabul Suburb a...

00:14 min ( November 09, 2007 by Peter Zavislak)
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Blackhawk helicopter over Kabul Suburb at night


New life in Afghanistan

01:42 min ( March 29, 2011 by simonmoyle)
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Driving to the Panjshir valley we stopped to photograph a shepherd with his sheep when we got more than we expected! Excuse the jumpiness, my small handheld camera was on full zoom and it was hard to ...

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Interesting facts about this location

Operation Storm-333

Operation Storm-333 («Шторм-333») was the codename of the Soviet special forces operation on 27 December 1979 in which Soviet special forces stormed the Tajbeg Palace in Afghanistan and killed Afghani President Hafizullah Amin and his 200 personal guards. His eleven-year-old son died due to shrapnel wounds.. He was replaced by Babrak Karmal.

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Located at 34.27, 69.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1979 in Afghanistan, 1979 in the Soviet Union, Afghanistan–Soviet Union relations, Airborne operations, Battles involving Afghanistan, Battles of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Coups d'état, History of Kabul, Military assassinations, Russian special forces operations

Tajbeg Palace

Tajbeg Palace or Tapa-e-Tajbeg Palace is a Palace built in the 1920s and located about ten miles (16 km) outside of the center of Kabul, Afghanistan. The stately mansion sits atop a knoll among foothills where the Afghan royal family once hunted and picnicked. It should not be confused with Darul Aman Palace, which is about 0.8 miles northeast from Tajbeg.

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Located at 34.27, 69.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1920s architecture, Kabul Province, Palaces in Afghanistan, Royal residences in Afghanistan

Darul Aman Palace

Darul Aman Palace ("abode of peace" or, in a double meaning "abode of Aman") is a European-style palace, now ruined, located about sixteen kilometers (ten miles) outside of the center of Kabul, Afghanistan. Darul Aman Palace was built in the early 1920s as a part of the endeavours by King Amanullah Khan to modernize Afghanistan. It was to be part of the new capital city (also called Darul Aman or Darulaman) that the king was intending to build, connected to Kabul through a narrow-gauge railway.

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Located at 34.27, 69.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1920s architecture, Buildings and structures in Kabul, Palaces in Afghanistan, Royal residences in Afghanistan

Camp Julien

Camp Julien was the main base for the Canadian contingent of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan. The camp was named after Lance Corporal George Patrick Julien, a Canadian Army soldier who was awarded the Military Medal as a Private, for his actions at Hill 187 in Korea in May 1953. LCpl Julien was a member of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, which was the first unit to occupy Camp Julien.

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Located at 34.27, 69.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Canadian Forces bases, War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

National Museum of Afghanistan

The National Museum of Afghanistan, also known as the Afghan National Museum or sometimes the Kabul Museum, is a two-story building located 9 km southwest of the center of Kabul City in Afghanistan. It was built in 1922 during the reign of King Amanullah Khan. The collection inside the museum was transferred from another location in the city and began as a 'Cabinet of Curiosities' in 1919.

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Located at 34.27, 69.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Kabul, Government buildings completed in 1922, Infrastructure completed in 1922, Museums in Afghanistan