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Afghan capital in city-wide blackout after Taliban 'forgets to pay for gas and electric'

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Kabul is in blackout after the Taliban failed to pay for gas and electricity, local reports have said.Afghanistan imports all its electricity from neighbouring countries Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the Sputnik news agency reported.Yet only one-third of the central Asian country is able to access electricity, according to state energy agency DABS.Local reports suggested the Taliban took over the debt-ridden state energy group as soon as they arrived in Kabul this summer.Yet they appear to have ignored the cash owed to suppliers in the neighbouring countries, leading Uzbek suppliers to shut the power off to vast swathes of the country.The state energy agency wrote simply: "The technical staff is working to resolve this issue as.

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