ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Logar Province

Logar is a province located 65 kilometers away from the south of Kabul. It is bordered by Kabul to the north, Paktia to the south, Nangarhar to the east, Maidan Wardak, and a part of Ghazni province to the west. The province is inhabited by Pashtuns, Tajiks, and Hazaras. Logar was also known as the Great Mountain in ancient times. Logar was under the territory of Kabul province until 1343 (solar year). However, in the same year, it became a separate province. Logar has six districts and one Capital. Its Capital is Pul-e-Alam and its districts are Mohammad Agha, Sarkh, Kharwar, Baraki Brek, Khokhai, and Azra. The most important tribes are Ahmadzai, Stanikzai, Abdul Rahimzai, Tajiks, Khawajas, Nasir, Wardak, Massoud, Wazir, Naib Khel, Ormal and Kuchis.

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Official Governor: Anwar Khan Ishaqzai

Taliban Shadow Governor: Mawlawi Mohammad Ali Jan

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Location: Southwest

Area: 456, 800 square-kilometers

Ethnicity: Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras 

Languages: Pashto and Dari

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