Zadran (Pashtun tribe)
The Zadran (Pashto: ځدراڼ dzadrāṇ; pronounced dzādroṇ in Khost-Paktia dialect), also spelled Dzadran or Jadran, is a Pashtun tribe that inhabits the Loya Paktia region in southeastern Afghanistan (Khost, Paktia, and Paktika provinces) and parts of Waziristan in neighboring Pakistan. "Zadran: Pashtun tribe mainly residing in the “Zadran Arc” a 9-district area encompassing portions of the Khost, Paktya, and Paktika provinces."
The Zadran are a branch of the Karlani tribal confederacy.
- Paktia Executive Summary on nps.edu
- Paktika Executive Summary on nps.edu
- Khost Executive Summary on nps.edu
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