Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Ghazni Residents in Troubles as Taliban Suspend Telecom Services

Ghazni Residents in  Troubles as Taliban Suspend  Telecom Services

GHAZNI CITY - Residents of the capital of southern Ghazni province on Sunday said Taliban insurgents again suspended mobile phone services in the province that faced them with great trouble.
Taliban confirmed suspending mobile phone services in Ghazni. It is the third time telecom services have been shut in the province after the insurgents’ coordinated attack on the provincial capital.
Habib Rahman, a resident of Ghazni city, told Pajhwok Afghan News that only Salaam and Roshan telecom companies were working and the rest other companies suspended their services from the last three days.
“The voice call quality using Roshan and Salaam companies is also very poor, but they, however, function,” he said.
Rahmatullah Marjankhel, a journalist in Ghazni city, said they were faced with great trouble due to halt in telephone services in the province.
“I cannot contact my office in capital Kabul from the last few days, I cannot send reports,” he said.
A number of other residents of Ghazni city had similar complaints. They say people worry Taliban would again attack Ghazni city after telephone services halted.
Governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Arif Noori, said that they were unaware about the reason of halt in telephone services in the province.
“The officials of telecom companies are invited to the governor’s house to talk about the issue and find a solution to it,” he said.
Noori said that Afghan forces were in control and Taliban would not be able to attack Ghazni city again.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said telephone services were suspended by the insurgent group in Ghazni.
“We did this in order prevent civilian casualties during airstrikes,” he said, adding the telephone services would be banned for a short term but people should adapt to the situation.
Besides Ghazni, Taliban shut telephone services during the night in other parts of the country too. (Pajhwok)