Khost Rebellion

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    also known as the 1924 Mangal uprising, the Khost revolt or the Mangal Revolt was an uprising against the Westernization and modernizing reforms of Afghanistan’s king, Amanullah Khan.
  • Place

    Place
    also known as the 1924 Mangal uprising, the Khost revolt or the Mangal Revolt was an uprising against the Westernization and modernizing reforms of Afghanistan’s king, Amanullah Khan.
  • Drivers

    Drivers
    There were multiple reasons for the rebellion in 1924, including opposition to the Westernizing reforms made by King Amanullah of Afghanistan,a code promulgated in 1923 called the "Nizamnama", which granted women more freedom and allowed the government to regulate other issues seen as family problems.
  • Uprising begins

    Uprising begins
    In mid-March 1924, the city of Khost, where protests had been ongoing since autumn 1923, erupted in an open rebellion against the government, led by Mulla Abd Allah.
  • Rebel tribes

    Rebel tribes
    Mangal
    Alikhel
    Sulaimankhel
    Jaji
    Jadran
    Ahmadzai
    On 22 April, the rebels successfully ambushed a government regiment, inflicting severe casualties while suffering 20 deaths
  • Belligerents or Actors

    Belligerents or Actors
    Emirate of Afghanistan
    Allied tribes:
    Khogyani
    Shinwari
    On 27 April, an indecisive battle saw the rebels suffer 60 casualties against 7 government deaths and 27 government wounded
  • Type of Conflict

    Type of Conflict
    The Khost rebellion, also known as the 1924 Mangal uprising, the Khost revolt or the Mangal Revolt was an uprising in Southern Province, Afghanistan, which lasted from March 1924 to January 1925, A small government force was wiped out at Bedak on 2 August, and a larger force was destroyed soon after
  • Result

    Result
    Afghan Government victory
    1) Execution of rebel leaders
    2) Various reforms delayed
  • End of the uprising

    End of the uprising
    The rebellion was finally quelled on 30 January 1925 with the imprisonment and execution of 40 Rebel leaders