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Four arrested for destroying power pylon in Afghanistan

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Kabul, Oct 12 (IANS) Four militants, allegedly affiliated with the Taliban outfit, have been arrested on charge of destroying a power pylon in Afghanistan’s eastern Parwan province, a statement said on Saturday.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) Special Forces launched a search operation early on Friday, capturing a four-member group linked with the Taliban who have blown up a power pylon in Ahangaran area of the Salang district, NDS, the country’s primary intelligence agency, said the statement.

On Tuesday night, the vicious individuals exploded the power pylon transferring imported electricity, cutting power to several provinces and the national capital of Kabul.

The power was reconnected on late Thursday after local workers reconstructed the tower in the mountainous district.

Taliban militants rejected involvement of their fighters in the incident.



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