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Topic - Mohammad Salim Khan Rodi
The local Afghan leader's community meeting was off to an unpromising start.
"You yell at me to turn the power on," Mr. Rodi told them. "But go tell the Taliban to let you have more electricity and see what they say."
Electrical power is low because the Taliban illegally taps the power lines, he said, and insurgent checkpoints and bomb threats are delaying a long-overdue upgrade to the power plant.