Taliban blow up another power pylon

Monitoring Desk

KUNDUZ: Taliban gunmen blew up a pole of imported electricity in Kunduz province, cutting off power supply to neighboring Takhar province, resident said Thursday.

The Taliban gunmen blew up the power pylon in the Khwaja Pasti area of Khanabad district as result, electricity supply to Khanabad district and Taluqan, capital of neighboring Takhar province, was disrupted, local residents told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

Few weeks ago, the Taliban had threatened to cut off supply of imported electricity to Kabul and other provinces, if the government failed to supply electricity to thier controlled remote areas in Kunduz instead of Takhar.

According to local residents, the latest attack on power pylon was the part of the same Taliban warning.

The Taliban also blew up a power pole in Doshi district of Baghlan province on April 14, pushing parts of Kabul into darkness.

Qudratullah Safi, executive officer of Kahanabad district, confirmed the incident to AIP, saying supply of Tajikistan’s electricity to Khanabad and Takhar was disconnected. The power outage has created problems for the people in Kabul, Kunduz and Baghlan.