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Insurgents torch mobile phone tower in Nangarhar

Insurgents torch mobile phone tower in Nangarhar

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Oct 12, 2017 - 13:21

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Suspected Talibaninfo-icon militants have torched a mobile phone tower in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday.

A security official in the area, who declined to be named, to Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in the Hafiz Kotai area of the district on Wednesday night.

He said the rebels destroyed the the Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) tower, inflicting financial losses on the telecom firm.

Batikot district chief Nayamatullah Noorzai confirmed the incident and said the security forces had arrived at the site, but no one has been arrested so far.

Meanwhile, Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhowk six suspected individuals had been detained in connection with the incident.

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