The Afghan Military in the North with the support of the local tribal and political elders intervened to prevent clashes between Jamiat-e-Islami and Junbish Milli parties in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the commander of the Shaheen Corps Gen. Mubin and the local tribal and politcal elder as well as the local Ulemas intervened to prevent clashes between the supporters of the two parties.

According to reports, the supporters of the two parties were preparing for clashes as a member of Junbish Milli Nizamuddin Qaisari wanted to arrest the Jamiat-e-Islami party member Fatiullah Qaisari.

Qaisari who is also a member of the Parliament had recently visited northern Faryab province amid reports that he was accused of failed assassination attempt on Nizamuddin Qaisari.

The Shaheen Corps said the tensions between the two escalated after the arrival of Fatiullah Qaisari but the local elders as well as the Shaheen Corps commander intervened to prevent clashes between the two sides.

This is not the first time the supporters of the parties have prepared for clashes but several people were killed or wounded in similar clashes earlier in 2016.

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