Dostam survives bid on life

Agence France Presse

Kabul, January 20:

Afghan strongman Abdul Rashid Dostam survived an assassination attempt today when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the mosque where Dostam was saying Eid prayers, according to a TV station. “Today in the morning when General Dostam finished prayers in Ghocha Park mosque in Shibirghan and as he started greeting people, there was an explosion,” Mohammed Yusuf Rawanyar, head of Aina television in Shibirghan, said.

“A expolsive-strapped terrorist blew himself up, injuring two bodyguards and some civilians,” he added.