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The Kabul region combines the area drained by the istan Kabul River and the
high plateau of eastern Afghanistan, bounded in the south by the Gowmal (
Gumal) River. This region is inhabited by Pashtuns (formerly called Pathans, a
term now ...
Nader Shah seized Ghazna and Kabul and occupied the Mughal capital at Delhi
in 1739. His booty included the Koh-i-noor diamond and the Peacock Throne. He
was assassinated at Khabushan in 1747, which led to the disintegration of his ...
as his regent in Kabul, sought help from the Russians, but they advised him to
make peace. Shir 'AH died in Mazar-e Sharif on Feb. 21, 1879. Ydqub Khan (
1879). The Treaty of Gandamak (Gan- domak; May 26, 1879) recognized Ya'qub
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