3 suicide bombers arrested before they target Vice President Gen. Dostum
By Khaama Press - Mon Aug 24 2015, 11:07 pm
A plot to assassinate the First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum was thwarted by the security forces and special security guards of the Vice President.
The suicide bombers were reportedly arrested earlier tonight from the vicinity of Gen. Dostum’s residence in Qaisar district.
According to reports, the militant groups were looking to launch a coordinated attack on Gen. Dostum’s residence with the help of four suicide bombers.
One of the four suicide bombers has reportedly managed to flee after the security forces stormed the area where they were hiding.
This comes as Gen. Dostum’s convoy was ambushed by the Taliban in militants in Qaisar district on Friday.
Gen. Dostum was reportedly travelling in an armored in an M11117 Armored Security Vehicle and was on his way to Ghormach district of Badghis province when he was ambushed by Taliban militants.
He survived the attack unhurt after his tank received numerous bullet shots from the Taliban militants.
At least eight Taliban militants were reported killed and 13 others were detained after the security forces responded to the Taliban ambush.
Gen. Dostum is currently busy in coordinating counter-terrorism operations against the Taliban insurgents in northern parts of the country.
He had set a deadline for the Taliban militants to surrender in northern parts of the country during a trip to northern Faryab province last month.