KABUL: Taliban insurgents attacked Sayed Abad district of central Wardak province on Saturday night and heavy clashes were ongoing, according to residents.
The attack started on Saturday night when the insurgents stormed the center of the district, residents said, adding that “the Kabul-Kandahar highway is also closed to traffic.”
Local security officials have confirmed that clashes were ongoing, added the assault was pushed back and the insurgents received heavy casualties.
Meanwhile Afghanistan’s power supply company Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS) has confirmed major power lines serving the district have been cut. This has also affected Ghazni, Logar and Paktia provinces, which are all without power.
DABS said as soon as the security situation improves they will send a team in to repair the lines.
In the meantime, the Taliban has claimed that they have captured the center of the district.
The Kabul Times