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Border area including Towr Kham

Towr Kham is a town in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, on the border with Pakistan.[1][2]

In November 2001 the New York Times reported that Towr Kham was the home of Hazrati Ali, an anti-Taliban militia leader who seized power after the Taliban retreated.[1] The New York Times reported that Hazrati Ali had joined forces with two other militia leaders, Mawlawi Yunis Khalis, and Ezatullah, to set up a regional provisional government.

In April 2006 the Afghan Border Police announced that they would start requiring travelers crossing the border at Towr Kham to possess valid travel documents.[2][3]

Highway 1 connects Towr Kham to Kabul.[4]

American forces staff the nearby Towr Kham Fire Base.[5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 David Rohde (Friday, November 16, 2001). "A NATION CHALLENGED: AFGHANISTAN REDUX; Warlord Rule Is Re-emerging In Some Towns". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ANP secure Towr Kham border". Defense and Security, Afghanistan. April 4 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  3. "Afghan Police Secure Towr Kham Border". American Forces Press Service. April 10 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  4. Lt. Col Gordon Phillips and State Department Representative Shawn Waddoups (August 22, 2007). "DoD News Briefing with Lt. Col. Phillips from Afghanistan". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-02-10. "As far as the second question about roads to connect to the Ring Road, we have recently received approval to build -- or to make asphalt roads that connect four of the important district centers here in Nangarhar to Highway 1, which is the main road that runs from Towr Kham gate, the border crossing point with -- between Afghanistan and Pakistan and runs into Kabul and connects with the Ring Road." 
  5. Sgt. Matt Summers (May 26, 2006). "'Fighting Deuce' MPs Patrol Afghan Mountains". Defend America. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  6. "Afghan Border Police, Villagers Secure Border". Defend America. May 24, 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-18.