Battle of Ahmad Khel

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Battle of Ahmad Khel
Part of 2nd Afghan War 1878-80
Date: 19 April 1880
Location: Ahmad Khel, near Mushaki, Ghazni, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 33.2375°N 68.2111°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Lt Gen Sir Donald Stewart Unknown tribal leaders
7,200 British & Indian troops 15,000 mounted & on foot
About 115 About 3,000
Ahmed Khel battle plan

British and Indian Regiments

Cavalry Brigade
Brigadier General Charles Henry Palliser

1st Brigade
Brigadier General Barter

2nd Brigade
Brigadier General Hughes

External Links

2nd Afghan War 1878-80 British Empire website
The Battle of Ahmed Khel British
3rd Gurkha Rifles in action at Ahmad Khel British Empire website
Battle of Ahmad Khel Wikipedia

Recommended Reading

"Road to Kabul" by Brian Robson 1986 ISBN 1862271968

General Stewart's March to Kabul

Actions fought on this march:
Ahmad Khel – Urzoo

General Browne's March from Peshawar to Gandamak – General Roberts' March to Ali Kheyl – General Stewart's March to Kandahar
General Roberts' March to Kabul – General Stewart's March to Kabul – General Roberts' March from Kabul to Kandahar
Part of the 2nd Afghan War