"Ali Masjid is held in force"
Ali Masjid
Public DomainAli Masjid - Credit: Sherurcij

The fortress of Ali Masjid is located at the western end of the Khyber Pass, Afghanistan.  On 21 November 1878 the fortress was attacked by British forces after a British envoy had been refused entry to the Afghan city of Kabul.  The resulting conflict became the opening battle of the Second Anglo-Afghan War