Two mobile phone towers blown up in Wardak
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Taliban on Wednesday blew up two antennas of telecommunication companies in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said.
Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blown up towers belonged to MTN and Roshan companies.
Fazal Rahim Nabizada, director communication and information technology, said the militants torched generators, hundreds of litres fuel, rooms and several other equipments.
“Three on duty guards were on duty while two others were on leave during the incident. One of the guards fled the scene after arrival of insurgents,” Nabizada added.
The state-run Salam wireless company planned to install dozens of towers in different districts of the province. However, militants have not yet commented on the incident.
Separately, Khogyani said that a policeman and a militant were killed and another person wounded in a gun battle in Chak district. He added that several other insurgents had been killed and wounded but he did not have exact toll into casualties.
Khogyani said that security forces killed three militants in military operation last night in Deh Mirdad district.
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