AT Monitoring Desk
KABUL: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) on Wednesday said that power had been reconnected after repairing of broken power cables from Tajikistan to Kunduz province.
The power utility head for the northeastern zone, Eng. Hamidullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the cables had been cut off during a clash between Afghan forces and militants in Pul Achin area about a week ago.
“DABS technicians had previously several times attempted to repair the cables, but they could not do so due to clashes, however, they were finally able to repair the cables on Tuesday evening, restoring power supply to Kunduz province,” he said.
After the restore of electricity, Kunduz residents were very happy and asked the related officials to carry anti-Taliban operations in the outskirt of Kunduz city.
One of them said: “We were without electricity for the past one week, we faced many problems, but the electricity was restored last night.” He called on the security forces to clear Kunduz City from presence of militants.
Another resident, Zabihullah Majidi, said he was happy that the power supply had been restored but was worried about the increasing insecurity.
“We had no electricity for one week and clashes that occur close to our city terrify us. The power could be cut off again and again if the current situation continues, we want the government to clear areas surrounding Kunduz City of militants,” he said.
Despite Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan provinces were also into darkness due to cables cut.
The Taliban insurgent attacked Khanabad district of the Kunduz province from four directions and took control of it. They (Taliban) at the same day (Saturday) also attacked Nad Ali district, but security forces repelled their attack and inflicted Taliban huge casualties.
On Saturday evening, the Afghan security forces retook the control of Khanabad district. However, residents said that Taliban turned their houses into strongholds and starting firing towards Afghan security forces. The residents escaped to Takhar province in order to safe skin. They said that they lost everything and escaped with two pairs of cloths. The displaced families asked the government to help them.