Battle of Mamoo Khail

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Battle of Mamoo Khail
Part of 1st Afghan War 1839-42
Date: 24 August 1842
Location: Mamoo Khail, Gandamak, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.422815°N 69.988121°E
Result: British victory
British & Indians Ghilzai tribesmen
Maj Gen George Pollock Hadji Ali
Khyrollah Khan
7 killed and about 50 wounded

This was an event during the 1st Afghan War
For context see main article The Army of Retribution March to Kabul


Pollock and his army arrived at Gundamak from Jalalabad on 23 August. The next day they encountered a force of Ooloo tribesmen at Mammoo Khail about two miles away. They drove the enemy from the nearby heights and captured the surrounding forts and villages.

Field Force

External Links

1st Afghan War Wikipedia
History of the War in Afghanistan Google Books
Gen Pollock's Despatch Google Books
Battle at Mammoo Khail Google Books