Unidentified individuals have blown up and demolished three electricity importing power pylons from Uzbekistan in Samangan province, according to local Taliban officials.

According to the state-run Bakhtar News Agency, local Taliban officials said on Monday, May 23rd, that a landmine blast in Samangan entirely destroyed three electricity importing power pylons from Uzbekistan, which would take weeks to repair.

The substations’ demolition has cut off parts of Afghanistan, and Taliban officials report that a technical team has been assigned to repair them.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the destruction of the power pylons, and the Taliban say they are investigating to identify and arrest those responsible.

Meanwhile, due to the damage of two power pylons in Salang, Kabul and 11 other provinces have been without electricity for almost three weeks.

Unknown individuals fully demolished the two substations, in Salang on April 30, and the power company has been unable to provide electricity to Kabul and neighboring provinces for the past 20 days.

The electricity company, also known as Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat 9DABS), had previously stated that each power pylon would cost $100,000 to repair.

Author

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