Mangal Kala Destination Guide
Touring Mangal Kala in Afghanistan.
Mangal Kala in the region of Paktia is located in Afghanistan - some 77 mi (or 125 km) South of Kabul, the country's capital city.
Time in Mangal Kala is now 02:23 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Zurmat, Wuriya Khel, Shaykh-Mali, Shaykh Kala, Shilgad or Rahman Khel. Being here already, consider visiting Zeraki Kala, Zafar Khel, Stogan, Shayr Khan Khel, Shaykh Nurwal and Lak Daywal. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Operation Anaconda took place in early March 2002 in which the United States military and CIA Paramilitary Officers, working with allied Afghan military forces, and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and non-NATO forces attempted to destroy al-Qaeda and Taliban forces. The operation took place in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains southeast of Zormat.
Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Battle of Takur Ghar
The Battle of Takur Ghar was a short but intense military engagement between United States special operations forces and Taliban insurgents fought in March 2002, atop Takur Ghar mountain, Afghanistan. For the U.S. side, the battle proved the deadliest entanglement of Operation Anaconda, an effort early in the war in Afghanistan to rout Taliban forces from the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains. The battle saw three helicopter landings by the U.S.
Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Battle for Hill 3234
The Battle for Hill 3234 was a successful defensive battle fought by the 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment, Soviet Airborne Troops, in Afghanistan against a force of 200 to 250 Mujahideen rebels. Two of the soldiers killed, Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov and Andrey Alexandrovich Melnikov, were posthumously awarded the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union. All of the paratroopers in this battle were given the Order of the Red Banner and Order of the Red Star.
Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
The Samana Range is a mountain ridge in the Kohat District of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, commanding the southern boundary of Tirah. The ridge lies between the Khanki Valley on the north and the Miranzai Valley on the south, and extends for some 30 m. west from Hangu to the Samana Suk. It is some 6000 to 7000 ft. high.
Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Gardez Air Base
Gardez Air Base is a military facility in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. The airbase was used as a regional collection center in the program to disarm Afghanistan's local militias.
Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Information of geographic nature is based on public data provided by geonames.org, CIA world facts book, Unesco, DBpedia and wikipedia.