Kabul, Friday 13 August 2021
The Taliban have captured the capitals of 18 provinces of Afghanistan. It is now only 50 km away from the capital, Kabul. Meanwhile, the new claim of the Taliban is shocking. Indeed, the Taliban have now claimed to have captured the Salma Dam in Herat province. It is noteworthy that this is the same dam which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 2016.
Salma Dam is located in Herat province
Salma Dam is located in Herat province of Afghanistan. It is also known as India-Afghanistan Friendship Dam. A Taliban spokesman also confirmed that Adam had been captured. It is noteworthy that this is not the first time the Taliban has targeted the Salma Dam. They had earlier attacked the dam on August 4. The attack was thwarted by the Afghan government at that time.
PM Modi inaugurated the dam
It is noteworthy that during the year 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the Salma Dam. This bandh is also known as the Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam. The Salma Dam on the Hari Rud River in Herat province generates a large amount of electricity. In addition, the dam is also used to irrigate 75,000 hectares of land.