Power outage across Afghan capital Kabul after reports of explosions

Power has been cut off in the city of Kabul, according to Afghanistan’s national electricity service, after reports of explosions destroying a pylon and connected power lines. Some areas outside the capital are also impacted.

“An explosion blew up a power pylon in Qala Murad Beg area of Kabul province, cutting off a 220 kV imported power line,” the Breshna power company told customers, according to local media.

The energy provider also said it had dispatched a team to the area of damage to reconnect power as soon as possible.

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