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Gen. Dostum’s tank comes under heavy fire by Taliban in Faryab

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DostumThe convoy of the First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum was ambushed by the Taliban in militants in Qaisar district of northern Faryab province.

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 but his tank received numerous bullet shots by 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 said earlier this month that he will go to frontline if the Taliban militants did not refrain from violence and surrender to the Afghan security forces.

Going to the frontline along with the Afghan security forces was part of Gen. Dostum’s promises to clear northern parts of the country from the Taliban militants and foreign insurgents.

Speaking to a gathering of the Afghan security forces in Qaisar district, Gen. Dostum said those Taliban militants who are having better knowledge of the realities should surrender and join the government of national unity.

Gen. Dostum further added that the government will welcome all those militants belonging to Taliban, Haqqani network or any other militant group if they start contacts with the government and understand the ground realities.

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.

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