Militants Blow Up Power Pylon In E. Afghan, Leaving Kabul In Darkness

KABUL, Oct 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Anti-government militants blew up power pylon in Salang district of Afghanistan’s eastern Parwan province, and left Kabul in darkness, provincial police spokesman, Mohammad Salim Nuri, said today (Wednesday).

“Taliban militants detonated a pylon in Salang district, some 70 km north of Kabul early Wednesday, and thus left Kabul in darkness,” Nuri said.

“Explosives planted under a 220 kilowatt electricity pylon, in the southern part of Salang district, went off at 1:30 a.m. local time today, which resulted in electric power blackout to Kabul and several other provinces,” said the Afghanistan Power Company — Breshna Shirkat, in a statement.

However, the company added that work to repair the pylon and restore Kabul’s power supply had started.

This is the second time that the Taliban has been accused of destroying power pylon and cutting electricity to Kabul and other provinces.

In the previous attacks, the armed militants blew up power pylons in northern Baghalan and Kunduz provinces, cutting electricity to Kabul and 11 other provinces for about one week, according to officials.– NNN-AGENCIES