Taliban again blow up power pylon in Baghlan

Sunday, 15 April 2018 03:01 Written by  Read 107 times

Taliban insurgents have blown up a power pylon supplying electricity from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Saturday.
Sultan Ahmad Azizi, provincial power utility director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants destroyed the pylon by blowing it up with a bomb in Doshi district late on Friday night.
This time insurgents had destroyed the pylon in a mountainous area and it would be difficult for a technical team to go there and reconnect the electricity, he said.
Azizi said they had been trying to dispatch a team for repairing the pylon and reconnect the power but failed as a clash between the Afghan forces and the Taliban was underway in the area.
Police Chief Brig. Gen. Akramuddin Sary said militants had been targeting welfare sites for the interests of others. “Militants have lost the ability to fight face-to-face with Afghan Forces that is why they destroy power pylons.”
On the other hand, Doshi district police chief, Agha Mir, said they had arrived to the area with security forces. “We are waiting for a technical team to repair the pylon and reconnect the power.”
Taliban have not yet commented in this regard.

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