More electricity transmission towers damaged due to clashes

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The ongoing clashes damaged two more electricity transmission towers in northern parts of Afghanistan, days after the militants destroyed two transmission towers in capital Kabul.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the state-run utility firm, in a statement said the 262 transmission tower was damaged due to clashes 72km away from Pul-e Khumri city, the provincial capital of Baghlan.

The statement further added that another transmission tower, Tower#265, was destroyed in clashes 25.5 away from Pul-e Khumri city, cutting the supply of electricity supply from Tajikistan.

However, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat said the technical workers of the firm brought changes in the system and connected the electricity supply network with supply source being imported from Uzbekistan.

According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the two transmission towers were destroyed due to the clashes at around 6 and 7 pm local times on Monday.

Meanwhile, the firm expressed concerns regarding the ongoing attempts to cut the supply of power from the neighbouring countries, urging the relevant authorities to take steps against the spoilers.

The anti-government armed militants have not commented in this regard so far. (Khaama Press)