Prince Shujaʿ al-Mulk’s Battle at Sangu Khayl with ʿAbd al-Wahid Khan and Khwajah Muhammad Khan
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[64c] When ʿAbd al-Wahid Khan, the new governor of Peshawar, and Khwajah Muhammad Khan, the commander of its garrison, discovered that Prince Shujaʿ al-Mulk was living in the Khyber Valley, they decided to attack him with a large force of cavalry. Following several minor skirmishes, a number of the prince’s partisans who engaged in a fierce fight at Sangu Khayl broke and fled to the Khyber. Many of them died from thirst and the extreme heat. After this defeat, the prince spent about a year in the Khyber enjoying th…

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“Prince Shujaʿ al-Mulk’s Battle at Sangu Khayl with ʿAbd al-Wahid Khan and Khwajah Muhammad Khan”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000065>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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