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