A week after two power pylons were destroyed in Kabul’s Mirbacha Kot district, on Wednesday night unidentified men blew up another power plant in Kalakan district.
On Thursday morning, as an engineer of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) was trying to repair a destroyed power pylon in the Kalakan district, a landmine in the area detonated, injured the DABS worker.
With the destruction of the power pylon on Wednesday, 260 megawatts of electricity to Kabul and other provinces, piped in from Uzbekistan, was cut off.
"Our colleagues started working in the morning, but, unfortunately, one of our colleagues was injured in the blast," said Sangar Niazi, a spokesman for Breshna.
A Kabul resident, Najibzadeh, said: "What justification is there for darkening houses and causing panic among the people?"
The explosion of a power pylon on the eve of the Eid festival is just one of about ten incidents that occurred in less than two weeks in the northern areas of Kabul.
The security forces could not identify and arrest the perpetrators.
Residents of northern districts of Kabul say the lack of security forces and the arrival of unknown outsiders in various parts of the northern districts of Kabul are the reasons behind security incidents in this area.
Sayed Fakhruddin Hashemi, a resident of Kalakan, said: "They (suspects) came from different provinces, and the Wakil-e-Guzars (in-charge of a county) distributed fake IDs to them."
"Previously, Kalakan was one of the safest places, but now unknown people have been relocated here," said Javid, another Kalakan resident.
Electricity pylons have blown up twice in the last two weeks in the north of Kabul.
Recently, many security incidents were reported in the north of Kabul.
During the past week, in two different incidents, oil tankers caught fire in Mirbacha Kot district, a vehicle carrying Panjshir public health workers was targeted by a roadside mine, and a bus transporting a passenger from Bamyan was attacked by a bomb blast in the Pul Matak area.
In the latest case, unidentified gunmen attacked a convoy of vehicles belonging to the Qarabagh district police chief yesterday in the north of Kabul.