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IS Blocks Cell Phone Service in Eastern Afghan Districts

Officials in Afghanistan confirmed Saturday that Islamic State militants have forcibly shut down telecommunications services in two districts of the eastern Kunar province. Provincial Director of Communications Sayed Ahmad Madad told VOA that Manogi and Chapidari districts have been without cell phone service for two weeks.   IS militants, he said, have threatened to destroy communication towers if Afghan companies running the operation in the area attempted to resume...

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