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Faryab power transmission lines snapped by fighting

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Faryab power transmission lines snapped by fighting

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:10

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Power lines extended from Turkmenistan to northwestern Faryab province have been cut off as a result of armed clashes between Afghan forces and Talibaninfo-icon militants, an official said Wednesday.

Khwaja Sabz Posh district police chief Lt. Col. Mohammad Akbar Bashash told Pajhwok Afghan News the the electricity lines were cut off in Gorzad area on the last night. He said that no side suffered casualties during the clash.

Faryab energy officials said around 70,000 families in Maimana, the provincial capital and its eight districts used the imported electricity and the power was currently cut for Maimana city, and Khawaja Sabz Posh, Pashtuninfo-icon Kot, Sherin Tagab and Dawlatabad districts.

The load-shedding has created problems for the residents of the province.

Ahmadullah resident of Maimana city said, “All our tasks are run by electricity, even our mobile phones have no charge,”

He said that the weather was also very warm and most of the people used fans and air conditioners, which were currently off due to lack of electricity.

Ahmadullah asked warring sides not to target welfare facilities.

An official of the Faryab water and energy department said engineers had arrived in the area and the problem would be resolved soon.




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