ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Province: Nimroz

Location: Southwest 


Nimroz is a large bordered province in the southwest of Afghanistan. It shares a long border with Iran to the west and Pakistan to the south, Helmand to the east and Farah to the north.


Population: 149,000


Area: 41,005 kilometer-squares


Ethnicity: Balochs, Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbeks, the nomad population


Languages: Pashto and Dari


Armed Opposition Group(s): The Taliban, to some extent ISIS


Districts Under Control of the Government: Zaranj city and district centers


Districts Under Control of the Taliban: Majority of territory, villages of Delaram, Gong, Charborjak, Chakhansoor, Khashsrod


Contested Districts: 


Government’s Appointed Governor for the Province: 


Taliban’s Distinct Governor for the Province: 


Major Security Incident(s):


Bomb blast in Zaranj city and the collapse of a few district centers


Documented Incidents Since RiV:



  • No major changes 


Causes of the War:



  • Drugs and humans trafficking

  • Conflicts between the Taliban and the government