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Handyside Fort

  • Description:

    Handyside Fort (Urdu: ہینڈِیسائِیڈ فورٹ) is a historical fort located in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,[1] which dates from the era of British colonial rule. The fort was built in the British colonial era by the British Indian Army. The fort is named after the Frontier Constabulary combatant, Eric Charles Handyside, who was killed fighting the rebels in 1926.[2] Current commander is Colonel Adnan (as of June 2014).[3] The fort was believed to have been built on the hilltop where Alexander the Great camped with his army before marching towards north. The fort now serves as the headquarters of the IXth division of the Pakistan Army.[4]

  • Type: Heritage site
  • License# CC BY SA
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Khyber_Pakhtunkhwa
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  • Kohat