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IS militants bombed 2 power transmission towers in Iraq

Islamic State (IS) militants bombed two power transmission towers in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala. Due to frequent power cuts during the scorching heat, the residents got angry. Police sources gave this information.
IS planted bombs and detonated two power transmission towers in Diyala province on Monday, cutting off power to Iran.

He adds, Iran’s power lines supply electricity to about 50 percent of the cities of Diyala, which have been attacked by IS militants four times a year.

According to the source, many people protested the lack of electricity in the city of al-Salam and surrounding villages, east of the provincial capital Bakuba, about 65 km northeast of Baghdad, and demanded accountability from those responsible for the power shortage in Iraq.

Iraq has been facing power outages since the US-led invasion in 2003. This is because the country’s power plant generates a total of 19,000 MW of electricity, much less than the actual demand of over 30,000 MW.

Earlier, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held meetings to discuss efforts to sabotage power stations and transmission towers in several provinces and directed the military to strengthen the security of power transmission lines.