Another explosion targeted a power pylon in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan late on Tuesday night, killing a senior official of the state-run utility firm dead.

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) in a statement said the personnel of the firm were busy repairing a transmission tower when an explosion went off, killing at least one and wounding many others.

The statement further added that the blast killed Murtaza Sarwari, the deputy commercial director of Parwan electricity directorate.

DABS had earlier announced that an explosion targeted the vehicle of the firm in Golghondi area of Parwan province, which partially damaged the vehicle but did not inflict casualties on DABS personnel and engineers.

This comes as clashes damaged two more electricity transmission towers in northern parts of Afghanistan, days after the militants destroyed two transmission towers in capital Kabul.

DABS 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.


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