Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has plunged into darkness after the Taliban attacked power supply lines. Afghan energy company DABS said on Tuesday that Kabul and other parts of the country are facing a blackout today. The company said the situation arose after Taliban militants damaged power lines in the northeastern province of Baglan.
Heavy damage to power lines in Baglan province
There is also trouble in repairing a damaged power line in the Kiligai area of Baglan province. The war between the Taliban and the Afghan army continues in this area. In the midst of this, the power company is not able to send even its engineers and employees. The company wrote on Facebook that power supply has been cut off in Kabul and several other areas following damage to the power line.
Now Taliban moving towards cities
Violence in Afghanistan has been on the rise since the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. The Taliban have captured large rural areas of Afghanistan and have launched attacks on cities. Clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces are continuing in many cities of the country including Kandahar, Ghazni, Kabul. However, the Afghan army has claimed that it has stopped the Taliban’s advance.
Afghan army pushed back the Taliban
This special contingent of the Afghan army has pushed back the Taliban from the northern districts of Afghanistan. Not only this, the Afghan army has also killed the terrorists who occupied the Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border. The Afghan army has driven the Taliban out of Kaldar district after receiving support from local residents. Kaldar is an important strategic area in the Balkh province, the northern border region of Afghanistan. Its borders are adjacent to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Taliban capture most of Afghanistan’s border
The Taliban have captured major highways and border posts in Herat, Farha, Kandahar, Kunduz, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces connecting Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Imports and exports of $2.9 billion are done through these routes. The Ashraf Ghani government of Afghanistan is currently the total value of trade through these routes Nangarhar, Paktya, Paktika, Khost is around $ 2 billion. Even America is shocked by this well thought out plan of terrorists.
Kabul on the verge of battling food shortage
Experts monitoring Afghanistan’s war believe that the Taliban is increasingly working on strategically shutting off the Afghan government’s resources used for administration, war, energy and even food. Taliban fighters have reached the capital Kabul. The Taliban fired several rockets during the presidential prayers in Kabul a day before Eid-ul-Azha. The fall of these rockets in the Green Zone, which is considered very safe, has instilled fear in the minds of people about the Taliban.
Taliban occupying the border with efficient strategy
Analysts expect the capital Kabul and other government-controlled areas to soon face severe food and energy shortages if the Taliban continues to aggressively capture borders. They believe that the Taliban is occupying the borders as an efficient strategy. Its purpose is to force the de facto surrender of the government.