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Work underway to restore Kabul power

16 Apr 2018 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report-KABUL: Work has been underway to reerecting the downed pylon that has been blown up by the Taliban insurgents in Baghlan province, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said on Sunday, informing its engineers have already start working on it.

The Taliban in a predawn attack on Saturday destroyed the main power transmission line to Kabul, once again leaving the capital city in the dark.

In a rapid move, DABS has making effort to temporarily connect the power to Kabul—as far as fully operational of the pylon.

Police chief in Baghlan said the militants blew up another power pylon supplying electricity from Uzbekistan to Kabul in Tagak district of Baghlan province. He said the Taliban had lost momentum in the battleground and changed their tactic to vandalizing public utilities.

Security forces were clashing with insurgents to repel any security threats so that technician dispatches could restore the power line, said Ekarmudin Saray.

This is the second time the militants blow up power supply pylons as they destroyed a power line in Gilagai area in Baghlan province nearly a month ago. Taliban took responsibility for the attack. In a statement, Taliban’s spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said they had warned to cut off power supply to Kabul.

 

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