Ministry of Electricity: Power Transmission Lines Exposed To Sabotage

Baghdad The Ministry of Electricity announced that high and low pressure lines were exposed to sabotage acts that affected the supply of electrical energy.

A statement by the Ministry of Electricity stated: “The high-pressure electric power transmission line (Salah al-Din – west of Baghdad) 400 kV was subjected to sabotage by detonating explosive devices that damaged tower No. (116) in Al-Nabai area, west of the capital, Baghdad.

The statement added: “This sabotage act will negatively affect the supply of electric power to part of Salah al-Din Governorate and Tarmiyah District.”

It continued, “In the same context and on the same day, the electrical power transmission line (Nasr-Quds) (1 + 2) 132 kV was subjected to a simultaneous terrorist act by detonating explosive devices that damaged tower No. (24) in Tarmiyah area, west of the capital, which led to the separation of the lines north of Baghdad, 400 kV, Adhamiya (1, 2) Rashidiya (1, 2) and Al-Hussainiya (1,2), and it will also affect the supply of electric power for Karkh water project.”

The Acting Minister of Electricity, Adel Karim instructed the engineering and technical staff to maintain and reconstruct the two towers, wiring the lines, and return them to service as soon as possible to continue providing citizens with electrical power.

 

Source: National Iraqi News Agency