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Taliban sabotages supply of electricity to Kabul

Taliban insurgents destroyed one electricity transmission tower in the northern province of Baghlan and damaged two others on Tuesday, cutting a supply of electricity from Uzbekistan to Kabul, according to Wahidullah Tawhidi, a spokesman for the national power company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (NYT, TOLO News). Tawhidi said utility workers could not begin repairs until Afghan security forces dismantle mines left by insurgents and secure the area and predicted the service would be restored on Wednesday.