22 JULY :- After being in exile for nearly a year, Afghanistan’s Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum had a blast near the international airport of Kabul shortly after the withdrawal, at least 11 people died while many others were injured. According to the Tolo News, the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan has confirmed the killing of 11 people and injured 14 in this blast. Most of the casualties include policemen.
Police officials confirm suicide bombing outside the Hamid Karzai International airport after Dostum's arrival. The first Vice President's convoy was not affected but casualties are feared: TOLOnews #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/r9ETsyiPy4
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2018
At the time of the blast at the airport, Dostom was leaving the airport with a large crowd of government officials and supporters. Tell me that Dostom is a powerful Uzbek leader. He was wearing western costume.
According to the news agency AFP, Dostum spokesman Bashir Ahmad Tiyang told that the sound of the blast was heard during the convoy of Dostum. Dostum was driving with an armored vehicle and he is safe.
Home Ministry spokesman Nazib Danish told that this was probably a suicide attack. Earlier, 11 militants linked to militant group Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan’s Jujan province surrendered.
The news agency Xinhua quoted a senior police official as saying that the terrorists surrendered in Shabargan, capital of the province of Jujan province on Saturday. According to police officer Ghulam Ali, all former IS terrorists were active in anti-government activities in the district.