Kabul in Blackout After Armed Clashes Damage Power Lines, Energy Company Says
15:03 GMT 27.07.2021 (Updated: 15:12 GMT 27.07.2021)
© REUTERS / MOHAMMAD ISMAILAn Afghan police officer keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021.
© REUTERS / MOHAMMAD ISMAIL
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kabul and other areas of Afghanistan are experiencing a blackout after armed hostilities damaged power lines in the northeastern province of Baghlan, energy company DABS said on Tuesday.
23 July, 15:40 GMT
The company is fixing technical issues to resume the supply.
Violence in Afghanistan has been on the rise as foreign troops withdraw from the country. The Taliban (a terrorist group, banned in Russia) have captured large rural territories and launched an offensive on cities.
The UN assistance mission in the country said on Monday that the number of Afghans killed or injured in the first half of the year has hit a record 5,183, with a particularly sharp rise recorded in May.