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Taliban blow up telecom towers; clash ongoing in Nangarhar

Taliban blow up telecom towers; clash ongoing in Nangarhar

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Nov 16, 2015 - 12:08

JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  The Talibaninfo-icon have blown up three towers of different private telecommunications companies in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the attacks took place Sunday night in Meshwani and Shahskhel localities of the district near the Pakistaninfo-icon border.

He said the insurgent destroyed the towers of Etisalat, MTN and Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC). Police are engaged in a firefight with the Taliban, who lost two insurgents.

At least three police have been wounded in the clash, according to the spokesman. None of the telecom companies or the Taliban have commented yet on the overning incident.

The militants have blown up telecom towers in different parts of the provinces, depriving residents of localities of communication services.

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