Residents of Kabul, the Afghan capital, say that telecommunications services have been interrupted and cut off in a number of the city’s areas.

According to a resident of Kabul, mobile networks are currently not working in the third, fifth, and thirteenth districts of the capital of Afghanistan.

Another 13th district resident said that the networks have been down since yesterday.

They express their concern regarding the internet outage and say that no one is willing to provide an answer for the reason the internet is not accessible.

Despite the Taliban authorities’ silence on the matter, a telecommunications company claims that the Muharram ceremony has caused technical issues with telecommunications services in Kabul’s western districts.

Security threats against mourners have recently increased in the Shia-populated area west of Kabul.

Not only are there disrupted internet and telecommunications services, but several of the roads in Kabul’s western areas are also inaccessible.

Numerous people were killed and injured in two deadly explosions that took place in the western Kabul areas of Sar-e-Kariz and Pol-e-Sokhta on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The majority of those killed and injured were Shi’ite Afghans who were practicing the Shi’ite Muslim occasion of Muharram.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).