AKIPRESS.COM - Badghis officials said that Taliban cut Turkmenistan's imported power to the northwest province in Afghanistan over the past 10 days as the group has targetted pylons and they refuse to allow technical teams to reconnect the wires, Tolonewsreported.
“It is 10 days that the electricity has been cut by the armed oppositions in Juma Bazar area in Badghis and so for no coordination has bee made to allow our staff to repair the pylons,” said Mohammad Tahir Azimi, the provincial head of electricity department.
The resident of Qala-e-Naw city, the capital of Badghis, said they are faced with many difficulties following the disconnection of electricity in the province.
“This act has been done by the Taliban,” said Abdul Aziz Bek, head of the Badghis provincial council.
“Power outage has created many problems for the residents,” said Mohammad Asif Amiri, a Badghis resident.
According to local officials, Taliban has demanded power for 20 villages under their control in Moqo district, which has been accepted but the process of connecting electricity to those areas need more time due to lack of facilities.
“Taliban want electricity for 21 villages and their demand has been accepted. But it is not possible in one day,” Badghis Governor Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai said.
It is almost one year that the imported power has been connected to Badghis.