• publish: 21 April 2018
  • time: 8:50 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 6458

Kabul electricity reconnected days after a power pylon destroyed by Taliban

The Kabul’s electricity has been reconnected days after the Taliban militants destroyed a power pylon in Baghlan that was transmitting the imported electricity from Uzbekistan.

Afghanistan’s state power firm, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), said Saturday that the capital Kabul’s electricity has been reconnected days after the Taliban group detonated a transmission pylon that resulted into the shortage of power in the capital.

According to a statement issued by DABS, the transmission lines and pylon which were destroyed by the Taliban in Baghlan province, have been reconstructed and the flow of imported power from Uzbekistan to Kabul has fully resumed.

The statement further added that the reconstruction work of the transmission line and tower completed at around 3:40 pm local time.

According to DABS, the supply of electricity to Kabul has resumed as normal as the transmission lines supplying 300 megawatts of electricity have been fully repaired, emphasizing that no technical issue remains in this regard.

This comes as the Taliban group detonated a transmission tower in Doshi district of Baghlan province few days earlier to cut the supply of power to the capital.

The Afghan Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes last week targeting of a group of Taliban insurgents involved in the destruction of an 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, khaama press wrote.

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