Unknown gunmen detonated an improvised explosive device close to an electricity pylon in Salang Pass in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The state power utility firm or Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat confirmed in a statement that the gunmen destroyed the power pylon by detonating a bomb at around 1:30 am local time.

The statement further added that the explosion damaged the power pylon, cutting a 220 KV transmission line.

According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, the destruction of the power pylon has disrupted the electricity supply to Kabul and other provinces.

However, the utility said the technical staff of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat are busy reconstructing the damaged pylon.

No individual or group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

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