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Afghan Officials: VP Escapes Taliban Ambush

Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents ambushed the convoy of Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum Friday afternoon but that he escaped the attack unharmed. Provincial police chief Sayed Masood Yaqubi told VOA that Dostum was traveling through the remote Qaysar district in northern Faryab province when his convoy was attacked. Dostum's spokesman, Sultan Faizy, said the general's men returned fire, killing eight attackers. Another 13 were arrested. Yaqubi said one of...

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