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Taliban Attacks Afghan Electric Power Grid

Afghan officials said Taliban insurgents have blown up a major power line in a volatile northern region, disrupting electricity supply from Uzbekistan to areas, including Kabul. Mirwais Alimi, chairman of the national power company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, told VOA Wednesday the insurgents damaged several electricity transmission towers in overnight attacks in Baghlan province. He said the assailants heavily mined the area and until Afghan security forces defused the threat and...

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