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The Zhob Militia are a Pakistani paramilitary force based in Baluchistan and are one of the oldest paramilitary groups in the region.[1] They have an estimated strength of 2000 men.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Between 1919 and 1920 they acted as a Mounted infantry division under the command of British officers.[3] They fought against Amānullāh Khān forces during the Third Anglo-Afghan War.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Zhob Cantonment". Global Security. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/pakistan/cantt-zhob.htm. 
  2. Tripodi, Christian (2011). Edge of empire : the British political officer and tribal administration on the North-West frontier 1877-1947. Ashgate. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-7546-6838-1. 
  3. Indian Army (1923). Operations in Waziristan, 1919-1920. Government Central Press. p. 74. 
  4. Tomsen, Peter (2011). Wars of Afghanistan (1st ed.). Public Affairs. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-58648-781-2. 

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