Action at Karootoo

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Action at Karootoo
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 5 August 1841
Location: Karootoo, near Gereshk, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 31.822095°N 64.54993°E
Result: British victory
British and Indians Durrani tribesmen
Colonel Chambers Aktar Khan
1 killed
10 wounded

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article General Nott at Kandahar


After Captain Woodburn's success General Nott sent out two detachments from Kandahar to pursue Aktar Khan. On 5 August Colonel Chambers' cavalry dispersed a party of the enemy coming through the Sheea Kotil Pass.

Field Detachment

  • 5th Bengal Cavalry
  • 43rd Native Infantry
  • 4th Irregular Cavalry

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
Afghan Wars Heritage History

Historical books on-line

Memorials of Affghanistan - Chambers' despatch by J H Stocqueler 1863 (Google Books)