Events of 1270/October 1853–September 1854
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[215] This year the Tukhis and Hutakis reverted to their unruly ways and again began raiding merchants and caravans and committing highway robbery. The Amir-i Kabir, who had harbored the idea of rebuilding the citadel at Qalat said openly that it was essential to erect a fortress which could be garrisoned in the Tukhi district in order to give merchants and travelers protection.

Having prepared the groundwork, h…

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“Events of 1270/October 1853–September 1854”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000191>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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