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Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum Escapes Blast on Return from Exile

World | Reuters | July 24, 2018, 2:45 pm
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 Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday (July 22) from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival. (Image: Reuters)

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday (July 22) from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival. (Image: Reuters)

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 Dostum, who left Afghanistan last year after heavy pressure from Western donors including the United States, drove away from the airport in a motorcade only minutes before the explosion, which police said killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 50. (Image: Reuters)

Dostum, who left Afghanistan last year after heavy pressure from Western donors including the United States, drove away from the airport in a motorcade only minutes before the explosion, which police said killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 50. (Image: Reuters)

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 Members of Afghan security forces carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

Members of Afghan security forces carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

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 Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

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 Victims are seen transported on the back of a police vehicle after a blast in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

Victims are seen transported on the back of a police vehicle after a blast in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

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 Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

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 Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

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 Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. (Image: Reuters)

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 Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: Reuters)

Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: Reuters)

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Image: Reuters)

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