The Confrontation Between Sardar Dust Muhammad Khan and Shah Mahmud and the Latter’s Defeat
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[101c] After the murder of the wazir, Sardar Dust Muhammad Khan, his brother, came out of Kabul at the head of 2,000 regular soldiers, 3,000 foot and mounted tribal militia, and four artillery batteries to stop the force from Qandahar. At Qalʿah-i Qazi, he set up his positions on both sides of the road and waited. At the Bandar-i Arghandah junction, he also built a redoubt and manned it with brave fighters. Shah Mahmud and Prince Kamran made camp at the manzil of Maydan with their 30,000 troops. Realizing how difficult it would be to pass the above crossroads, they ch…

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“The Confrontation Between Sardar Dust Muhammad Khan and Shah Mahmud and the Latter’s Defeat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000110>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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