ISIS terrorists continue to target Iraq’s electricity plant stations and power transmission lines as the country suffers from a power shortage, Kurdistan 24 reported.
In a statement on Sunday, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity said “terrorist groups” detonated a power station southeast of Kirkuk, causing power shortages in parts of Kirkuk province.
It added that “terrorist groups” also blew up three transmission lines in the Brima, al-Multaqa, and al-Khzaifi areas of Kirkuk’s Hawija district, cutting electricity supply to the region.
According to the Ministry statement, this is the eighth attack on the country’s energy infrastructure.
The Ministry has exhausted its capacity and potential and now finds it difficult to restore services as its stores are running out of equipment to renovate the destroyed power stations and transmission lines, the statement revealed.
The Ministry called on security forces to track criminals who aim to hurt the Iraqi people.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, another transmission line in Baghdad was sabotaged by armed men, causing a power shortage in the Iraqi capital’s al-Rasafa area, the Ministry of Electricity said.