Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan’s Battle with Shah Shujaʿ in Peshawar and His Victory
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[82cc] When Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan made camp at Jamrud on his way back to Peshawar, Shah Shujaʿ came out of the city to stop him. The shah set up his camp at Tih-i Kal and the next day the two armies met. Shah Shujaʿ’s infantrymen had set up an ambush at his instruction. When Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan ‘s forces attacked, the ambushers leapt out and poured musket fire into their ranks. Some 300 of his horsemen perished but despite those losses, Muhammad ʿAzim’s braves held fast. Swords draw…

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“Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan’s Battle with Shah Shujaʿ in Peshawar and His Victory”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000088>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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