Militants start attacking electricity transmission lines in KPK


PESHAWAR – The National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) is still struggling to repair at least six towers in Khyber Pakhtukhwa (KPK) where militants blown up power transmission lines to suspend around 150 MW of electricity.

According to the NTDC chief Masood Khan, the miscreants blew up five electricity towers near Peshawar and Mardan cities of KPK on late Sunday night which in return suspended the 150 MW of power from national grid.

The explosions took place last night in Peshawar and Mardan town areas as miscreants set off explosive material and blew up two major transmission lines. When asked, Masood Khan could not confirm what security measures were in place to secure the transmission lines.

However, readily giving the statistics, he said three towers of 500 KV Sheikh Mohammadi Peshawar-Tarbela Transmission line and three towers of 220 KV Sheikh Mohammadi Daud Khel were blown up by terrorists.

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