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Mangal Kala Destination Guide

Touring Mangal Kala in Afghanistan.

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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.

Interactive map of Mangal Kala

Time in Mangal Kala is now 06:27 PM (Monday). 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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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

5°C / 41 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 5°C / 41 °F
Evening Temperature 7°C / 44 °F
Night Temperature -7°C / 19 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 61%
Air Pressure 763.5 hPa
Wind Speed with 2 km/h (2 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 8% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 20th of November 2018
Few clouds.
Few clouds Day: 7°C (44 °F)
Night: -8°C (18 °F)
Wednesday, 21st of November 2018
Light snow, calm, overcast clouds.
Light snow Day: 6°C (44 °F)
Night: 1°C (33 °F)
Thursday, 22nd of November 2018
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: -0°C (32 °F)
Night: -10°C (15 °F)

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Interesting facts about this location

Operation Anaconda

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:2002 in Afghanistan, Afghan Civil War, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Afghanistan, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Australia, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Canada, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving France, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Germany, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving New Zealand, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Norway, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, Conflicts in 2002, History of Paktia Province, Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Australia, Operations involving American special forces, United States Army Rangers, Wars involving the Taliban

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.

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Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, Operations involving American special forces

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.

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Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:1988 in Afghanistan, Battles involving Afghanistan, Battles involving the Soviet Union, Battles of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, History of Khost Province, Operations involving Pakistani special forces, Pakistan–Soviet Union relations

Samana Range

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.

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Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Mountain ranges of Pakistan

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.

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Located at 33.41, 69.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Afghanistan, Military installations of Afghanistan, Paktia Province