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Airstrikes target militants preventing restoration of Kabul power

15 Apr 2018 Ariana News Agency

The Afghan Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes targeting of a group of Taliban insurgents involved in the destruction of a electricity pylon in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the Afghan Air Force targeted the Taliban insurgents using MD-530F helicopters.

The source further added that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Dahan-e-Larkhab area of Doshi district as the militants were preventing the reconstruction of pylon to restore supply of power to Kabul.

According to the Shaheen Corps, at least one Taliban insurgent was killed during the airstrike and three others were wounded.

The Shaheen Corps also added that the situation in the area is under the control at the moment and work on the reconstruction of the damaged pylong can be started.

The officials in the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (State Power Supply Firm) have not commented in this regard so far.

Baghlan is among the relatively calm provinces but the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to destabilize the province during the recent years.

According to the local officials, the Taliban insurgents detonated explosives near the electricity pylong on Friday night which resulted into the supply of electricity from Uzbekistan to Kabul.

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