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Kurram River (Pashto: د کرمې سيند‎) is located in Paktia and Khost provinces of Afghanistan and Kurram Agency, North Waziristan Agency and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It drains the southern flanks of the Spin Ghar mountain range and is a right bank tributary of the Indus River.

The Kurram River crosses the Afghan-Pakistan border about 80 km southwest of Jalalabad and in ancient times offered the most direct route from Kabul and Gardez to modern-day northwestern Pakistan. The route crossed the Peiwar Kotal Pass 3,439 m (11,283 ft) high, just over 20 km west of Parachinar, which is blocked by snow for several months of the year. The Kurram River joins the Indus River near Isa Khel after a course of more than 320 km (200 mi).

The Kurram River finds mention in the Rig Veda under the name of Krumu.

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23 news items

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 04 May 2014 13:12:37 -0700

The unit safely removed the explosive devices and defused them at the bank of Kurram River nearby.. PHOTO: Reuters. PARACHINAR: Security forces, along with officials of the Kurram Levies and bomb disposal unit (BDU) helped defuse 22 bombs in Lower ...

dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)

dunyanews.tv (press release) (blog)
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:26:15 -0800

Surani area's land route with other areas was suspended when a bridge at Kurram River was partially damaged after the heavy rains. Water level is continuously rising in River Jhelum and Neelam River. Neelam Highway and Sudhan Gali in Muzaffargarh ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0700

BANNU: Two bullet-riddled bodies were found on the bank of Kurram River near Khashni Kala on Saturday. According to a Bannu Cantonment police official, locals informed police about the two corpses that were dumped by unidentified people in the area.

The News on Sunday

The News on Sunday
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:30:07 -0700

The Thall-Parachinar road running throughout the length of the Kurram river valley provides the shortest transit route from any point in Pakistan to Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. During the Soviet-Afghan war of the 1980s, Kurram served as a key safe ...


Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:12:14 -0700

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to establish a project management unit for the 83.4-MW Kurram Tangi hydroelectric project to be built on Pakistan's Kurram River. In March ...

The News on Sunday

The News on Sunday
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:11:15 -0700

Situated in the Kurram river valley, Bannu has served as the military base both in the past and the present for carrying out operations in North Waziristan and the adjacent tribal areas. Presently, Pakistan's security forces used it as a rear base ...
The Express Tribune
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:26:00 -0700

Kurram Tungi Dam will be constructed across Kurram River about nine miles upstream of Kurram Garhi headworks and 19 miles north of Bannu city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The dam will be 322 feet high and 1,035 feet long. It will provide storage capacity of ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 17:57:49 -0700

According to Flood Control Cell, most of the rivers in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa were flowing at normal or medium level flood condition except Kurram River and Gambela River in Bannu region, which were releasing high level floodwater. In DI Khan, there was a ...

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