Afghanistan may find itself without mobile coverage due to the Taliban's demands

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Citizens of Afghanistan may find themselves without mobile phone coverage fairly soon, if Taliban rebels have anything to say about it.

They’re calling upon the network providers to cease operation between the hours of 5pm and 7am every night, as they claim Allied troops are able to locate Taliban members by hacking into the networks.

Four major networks are being targeted, the Roshan, Areeba, Etisalat and Afghan Wireless Communication Company. If the Taliban succeeds in knocking down service for 14 hours a day, it’ll be more than the supposed Allied troops who’ll suffer, as most of the country relies on their mobiles due to landlines being overwhelmingly unreliable there.

(via Ars Technica)

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