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Dostum’s convoy attacked in Balkh, bodyguard killed

Dostum’s convoy attacked in Balkh, bodyguard killed

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Mar 30, 2019 - 19:36

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok):Talibaninfo-icon militants attacked the convoy of First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in northern Balkh province late Saturday evening, killing one of his bodyguards and injuring two others, an official said.

Syed Shamsuddin Sadaat, a representative of the Junbish party in Balkh, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Dostum arrived in Mazar-i-Sharif this afternoon from neighboring Uzbekistan.

He said Taliban militants attacked Dostum's convoy en route to Jawzjan province in Timorak locality of Chaharbolak district of Balkh on Saturday evening.

He said Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum escaped unhurt but one of his bodyguard was killed and two others injured in the attack.

Chaharbolak district administrative chief Zabihullalh  Zahid confirmed the incident to Pajhwok but he was unaware about causalities.

Taliban have cliamed responsibility for the attack on the convoy of first Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum.

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