"Afghanistan's vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum was the victim of an attack on Saturday, when the column he was traveling in was attacked by armed men. Dostum escaped unharmed, but one of his bodyguards was killed in the ambush in the vicinity of Mazar-e-Sharif in the northern part of the country. Another two bodyguards were injured, according Dostums spokesperson"
"the taliban movement has taken on itself the deed."
"this is The second time Dostum survives an attack since he returned to Afghanistan last year. He had then been living in exile in Turkey due to suspicions about the torture of a political rival. The exile took place after pressure from the united states and other western countries."
"eight months ago, he passed out unharmed in a bomb attack at the Kabul airport as terrorrörelsen IS said to be behind."
"The former warlord Dostum, who represents the party Junbish, mainly has support among the Uzbek population in the country. He is himself an ethnic uzbek."