SET THE WAYBACK MACHINE FOR THE SEVENTH CENTURY
USAID has been working on upgrading Kajaki dam in southern Afghanistan but work has been slowed, even stopped at times, by insurgent activity. When the project is eventually finished it will supply reliable power to 2 million locals.
The Taliban isn't about to let this happen:
At least 700 Taliban fighters have crossed from Pakistan into Afghanistan to attack a key dam, a major source of electricity, a provincial governor said on Monday.Wouldn't want a reliable electricity supply prompting the development of business activities that might lure locals away from poppy farming. Women might want to work.