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1841 Excerpt: ...secure, and the Khyberees were shut up in the
Pas9; and could not get out by this route; while the Khyberees
beyond Ali Musjid were less hostile. The Khyber Pass is about 28
miles in extent. From the entrance on the Peshawer side it is seven
miles to Ali Musjid, from which it is two miles to Lalabeg Ghuree,
a valley which is about six miles long and one and a quarter broad;
hence is the Pass of Lundeekhana; in fact, excepting the valley,
the rest of the Pass, or for 22 miles, can be commanded by Jingals
(wall-pieces), or even by the mountain rifle (Juzzail) fired with a
rest, and in many places by the common musket. The road being
stony, the movements of troops with guns is necessarily slow. The
first four miles, after the entrance to the Pass, the road is
contracted, and the hills on each side, are nearly perpendicular;
to the left, two miles up the Pass, there is a road which lends up
to the top of the hills. It widens after the third mile, but still
the road is exposed to a fire from either side. At about five and a
half miles is the town of Jaghir on the right, which could fire on
any enemy moving by either road. From this (140) A footpath lending
from Jumrood to the right of the main Pass. The part closed was
that where the footpath over the hills leads down into the Pass,
about l miles from Ali Musjid. (HI) A large, high, circular tower
which commands the main road of the Puss, just before the direct
road to Ali Musjid is entered: it is IJ miles from Ali Musjid,
which is seen from this spot. (142) Or Sungahs, from Sung, a stone,
as they are built of stones. tower, Ali Musjid is one and half
mile; on the left is the range of hills by which you move up to the
fort; on the right is the hill which runs parallel to, and which is
commanded by the fort. The ...
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