Afghan official: Vice president unhurt in attack
An Afghan official says that Afghanistan’s vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, has escaped unharmed after Taliban ambushed his convoy while traveling from northern Balkh to Zawzjan province.
Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor of Balkh, said Sunday that a security guard in the convoy was killed, and two others wounded, in the attack.
Farhad says Taliban militants attacked the convoy at two points, in the Char Bolak and then Faiz Abad district, Saturday afternoon.
Afghanistan’s army says four Taliban were killed.