The Taliban attacked Sayed Abad district of central Wardak province on Saturday night and heavy clashes are 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 are still ongoing but did not give details.
But Afghanistan’s power supply company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (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.