Gomal River

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Gomal River () is a river in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with its headwaters in the south-east of Ghazni.

The springs which form the headwaters of the Gomal's main branch emerge above the fort at Babakarkol in Katawaz, a district inhabited by Pashtuns from the Kharoti and Suleiman Khel clans, in Paktika Province.MacGregor, Charles Metcalfe (1871) Central Asia, pt. 2: A Contribution Toward the Better Knowledge of the Topography, Ethnology, Resources, and History of Afghanistan Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, reprinted by Barbican Publishing Co., Petersfield, England, in 1995, p. 308 The Gomal flows southeast through eastern Ghilzai country for approximately 110 miles before it merges with the Zhob River, its major tributary, near Khajuri Kach.Gazetteer of Afghanistan VI (Farah), fourth ed., Calcutta, 1908, p. 238 It is about 100 miles from the Zhob River junction to the Indus River junction.

Within Pakistan, the Gomal river surrounds South Waziristan agency, forms the boundary between Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. From South Waziristan , the river enters the Gomal Valley in district Tank, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at a place known as Girdavi, Murtuza which is inhabited by the Miani...
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