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Suicide attempt on Gen. Dostum foiled

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Three would-be suicide bombers who wanted to kill the First Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum, have been arrested in northern Faryab province, official said on Tuesday.

Three suicide bombers confessed in their primary investigation that they wanted to attack Gen. Dostum in Qaisar district of the province. The alleged bombers confessed during the investigation that they were trained in Pakistan.

Junbish-i-Milli Islami (JMI) Party’s Deputy Head, Massoud Ahmad Massoud said that one of the attackers managed to escape but he was confident that security forces will nab him soon.

According to the official, security forces have started search operation in the area to arrest the fourth bombers as soon as possible.

It is worth mentioning that Gen Dostum personally remains engaged in military operations against the militants besides Afghan forces.

This is not the first attack on Dostum, as a week ago militants in Faryab province attacked his convoy, in which Dostum and his guards escaped unhurt. In retaliation the Afghan forces killed six insurgents and at least 13 rebels were arrested and their weapons were seized.

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