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JAMRUD

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 150 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JAMRUD, a fort and cantonment in India, just beyond the border of Peshawar district, North-West Frontier Province, situated at the mouth of the Khyber Pass, 1o2 m. W. of Peshawar city, with which it is connected by a branch railway. It was occupied by Hari Singh, Ranjit Singh's commander in 1836,; but in April 1837 Dost Mahommed sent a body of Afghans to Popular Ballads and Songs from Tradition, Manuscript and attack it. The Sikhs gained a doubtful victory, with the loss of their general. During the military operations of 1878—79 70 M. S.W. of Milwaukee and 90 M. N.W. of Chicago. Pop. Jamrud became a place of considerable importance as the frontier outpost on British territory towards Afghanistan, and it was also the base of operations for a portion of the Tirah campaign in 1897—1898. It is the headquarters of the Khyber Rifles, and the collecting station for the Khyber tolls. Pop. (19o1), 1848.
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JAMRUD is in North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. JAMRUD became part of Pakistan on 14th August 1947.
Jamrud is a town situated in the Khyber Agency of Peshawar Division, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, lying 1,512 ft (461 m) above sea level at the entrance to the Khyber Pass. It is connected by road and rail with Peshawar and with Landi Kotal through the pass by the Afghan border.
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