Kabul-Afghanistan (PMG):

Reporter: Lutfullah Nejrabi

Sources near the first vice president, General Dostum, say his caravan was ambushed by Taliban at around 6:30 pm by the armed opposition. According to sources, Mr. Dostum was moving from Balkh to Jawzjan, where the Taliban ambushed him in the area of Shar- Shar of Balkh-Jawzjan highway.

Although no official reports have been published on the incident, sources also said that in this attack of Taliban at least 2 guards of General Dostum was injured, while the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that four security guards of Abdul Rashid Dostum has died and five other guards have been injured in this incident. Taliban have also announced that during this ambush attack which took place in Chahar-Bolak district of Balkh, their fighters were able to completely eliminate a Humvee tank and a Ranger car of General Dostum Guards.

Meanwhile, after a two-month of absence, Mr. Dostum returns to Afghanistan by trough Hayratan port of Balkh and once again he announced among his supporters that if the government gave him a chance, in the six months he will clean all provinces in the north and northeast of the country from Taliban presence.

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