ISIL claims responsibility for detonating power pylon in northern Kabul
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant officially claimed responsibility for detonating a power pylon that cut the main power line to Kabul and left the Afghan capital in complete darkness since Thursday.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_In a statement released on the Telegram channel, the group said that the soldiers of the caliphate detonated a bomb on an electricity pylon in Kabul, to damage the sector.
The was detonated in the northern district of Kabul that cut Kabul’s and other provinces’ electricity that is yet to be reconnected.
Sources have told Khaama Press that the power to be reconnected by the Saturday evening, October 23
Afghanistan’s ministry of interior affairs on the other hand said that they have arrested three people accused of detonating the power pylon but did not say if the people were .
Afghanistan’s electricity sector is largely dependent upon imported power as the country imports 80% of its electricity from Iran, Tajikistan, and.
Detonating power pylons, especially in the north of Kabul is not a new story, the pylons would be detonating during the previous government that inflicted millions of Afghani financial loss to - de Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (Electricity body of Afghanistan).