Sunday, March 31, 2019

Afghan Vice President Escapes Taliban Ambush

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has escaped death for the second time since returning from exile last year [Omar Sobhani/Reuters]

RFE: Afghan Vice President Dostum Survives Convoy Ambush

Afghanistan's controversial Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has escaped unhurt from a suspected Taliban attack that killed one of his bodyguards, police said.

A regional police spokesman said attackers ambushed Dostum's convoy on March 30 on the way from Mazar-e Sharif, a city in Balkh Province, to Jawzjan Province in northern Afghanistan.

Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor of Balkh, said on March 31 that Taliban militants attacked the convoy at two points, in the Char Bolak and then Faiz Abad district.

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WNU Editor: This is the second assassination attempt against him in the past year. In this attempt the Taliban suffered losses .... Taliban commander among 11 killed, wounded during a clash with Afghan Vice President’s guards (Khaama Press).

More News On Afghanistan's Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum Surviving An Assassination Attempt

Afghan VP survives second assassination attempt -- BBC
Afghan Vice President Survives Attack on Convoy -- The New York Times
Afghan vice president narrowly escapes death for a second time -- Reuters
Afghan vice president narrowly escapes Taliban attack -- Al Jazeera
Dostum Unhurt As His Convoy Attacked By Taliban -- TOLO News
Taliban Says Dostum Remains on Hit List -- VOA

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