Battle of Killu-l-Shah

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Battle of Killu-l-Shah
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 12 January 1842
Location: Killa-chuk, Near Kandahar, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 31.605985°N 65.712265°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Maj-General Sir William Nott Atta Mahomed Khan
Prince Sufder Jung
3,500 5,000-8,000

Also described as Battle of Killa-chuk and Battle of Urghundab
This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article General Nott at Kandahar


Prince Sufder Jung, son of Shah Shuja, defected from Kandahar and joined the rebelling tribes under Atta Mahomed Khan. When they approached Kandahar General Nott sent out a force to oppose them. At the village of Killa-Chuk the Afghans were comprehensively defeated.

"Atta Mahomed attempted to make a stand; but our troops moved forward - carried the village by storm - and slaughtered every man, woman, and child, within its walls." [1]

Nott's Force

Right Column
Colonel MacLaren

Left Column

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books
Battle of Killa-chuk Google Books
Memoir of Maj-Gen Rawlinson Google Books
Captain Neill's Account Google Books
Maj Gen Sir William Nott Oxford Dictionary of National Biography