Afghan VP survives Taliban ambush:
“Gen. Dostum was travelling in a tank-type vehicle which received some bullets. Nothing happened to him. None of the security forces were injured or killed,” he said.
Faizy said Dostum had been overseeing a joint offensive, including the Afghan special forces and village militias under his patronage in northern Afghanistan, against the Taliban insurgents for the past three weeks.
He said his focus had been Faryab, the volatile north-western province, where hundreds of Taliban insurgents had been killed and captured.
“Dostum has been planning, observing, and closely evaluating the operations in the north,” he said.