Panjshir Province

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Panjshir (Persie: پنجشیر‎, literally "Five Lions", forby spelt as Panjsher) is ane o the 34 provinces o Afghanistan. Containin the Panjshir Valley, in Aprile 2004 it wis creaute frae pairts o Parwan Province, whilk nou lees alang its soothwastren bund.

Panjshir province is renoont for haein niver been fangt bi the Soviets durin their occupaution in the 1980s, due tae its difficult terrain an the actions o mujahideen unner Ahmad Shah Massoud. In racent years Panjshir wis ane o Afghanistan's maist secure provinces an hesnae been subjeck tae the same leevel o violence an insurgency foond elsewhaur in the kintra.

In spring 2010, the lang-serrin govrenor Haji Bahlol Bahij wis remuivit bi Preses Karzai an replacit wi Kiramuddin Keram.

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