Afghanistan Breshna Electricity Company announced today, Sunday (7/11/2021), the destruction of an imported electricity base in the Jangal Bagh area of Parwan province. The destruction of power bases by unknown groups and, in some cases, individuals affiliated with the Taliban has now become a new ploy that has spread in recent months.
In the most recent case, the company wrote on its Facebook page: “Around 4:35 a.m. today, the enemies of lighting have once again targeted an imported power base.”
“Four minefields were planted in the base valley, two of which exploded, and security forces defused the other two,” said Engineer Ruhollah Sajid, head of Parwan Breshna. To repair the damaged part of the base, but due to clearing the area of possible mines, the technical staff of Afghanistan’s company has not been allowed to work by the security forces.”
While the process of blowing up imported power plants has increased recently, Afghanistan, which imports most of its electricity from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, has been the target of more terrorist attacks in recent months along the northern route. Although the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) announced the arrest of a four-member ISIL infiltrator in connection with the explosion of power plants, it appears that no change has been made so far in reducing attacks on power plants.
Afghanistan’s electricity infrastructure is one of the areas that has consistently received international assistance, and most terrorist groups have targeted this infrastructure. Power lines have been repeatedly targeted along the transmission line in Parwan, Baghlan, Kabul, and Kunduz provinces, leaving the Afghan capital in darkness for days and weeks. According to official statistics from the Breshna directorate, at least 37 power stations in northern Afghanistan have been destroyed so far, causing millions of dollars in financial losses.
Meanwhile, there are reports that in some cases, mafia groups in collaboration with some figures in the presidency of Breshna try to destroy the bases by using the names of destructive groups. However, this issue has been called baseless by the officials of the Breshna department, and it has been emphasized that this department will never take such action.