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Kabul, Afghanistan
View of Kabul
Creative Commons AttributionView of Kabul - Credit: nicksarebi

Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan.  It is an ancient city, thought to have been established between 2000 and 1500 BC.  The city is located in the Hindu Kush mountains, along the Kabul River. 

In 1878, during the Second Anglo-Afghan War, a British mission was installed in Kabul, led by Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari.   On September 3, 1879, Cavagnari and the other members of the mission were massacred at the Bala Hissar fortress.  

 

Bala Hissar, Kabul
Public DomainBala Hissar, Kabul - Credit: Armin Wenger