News ID: 81464
Date: 05 August 2020 - 21:59
TEHRAN (Dispatches) - A spokesman of the Iranian Energy Ministry Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi says electricity exports to neighboring Afghanistan has resumed following a brief halt caused by a suspected attack on transmission lines.
Rajabi Mashhadi said that the short pause to electricity supply to Afghanistan had taken place earlier in the day because of an "incident” in the Afghan territory.
"The repair personnel of this country immediately moved to fix the line and resolve the problem,” said Rajabi Mashhadi, adding, "Now the network linking the two countries is connected and there is now specific problem.”
The semi-official Fars news agency had said earlier that Iran’s supply of electricity to Afghanistan stopped early in the morning on Monday after a "bullet” was fired toward the transmission lines in a location between cities of Herat and Islam Qala, near the border with Iran.
The report cited a local energy official in Heart as saying that the incident had caused a 50-percent decrease in the supply of electricity from Iran to the region.
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