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Shpar Destination Guide

Delve into Shpar in Afghanistan

Shpar in the region of Paktīkā is located in Afghanistan - some 96 mi or ( 154 km ) South of Kabul , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Shpar

Local time in Shpar is now 03:11 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kabul " with a UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Wurzhanah Kelay, Tori Khel, Srah Maidan, Shayrabad, and Shatore. While being here, you might want to check out Wurzhanah Kelay . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Shpar ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.21 69.17 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Mountain ranges of Pakistan

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.34 69.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 25 km 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 33.35 69.30 (Lat./Long.); Less than 30 km 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