In the meantime reports suggest that Gen. Dostum’s gunmen attacked the house of Jowzjan governor which triggered gun battle.
Provincial governro Mohammad Aalim Sahi said it was not clear why Gern. Dostum’s gunmen attacked his house.
Mr. Sahi further added that a number of Gen. Dostum’s gunmen were injured during the clashes.
He also added that Gen. Dostum’s men carried out attack on provincial natioal directorate of security (NDS) compound.
Mohammad Aalim Sahi was a member of the National Islamic Movement Party of Afghanistan, however severe disputes were reported between him and Gen. Dostum recently.
According to reports Mohammad Aalim Sahi also has close relations with Afghan president Hamid Karzai.