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Afghan vice president escapes blast on return from exile

Members of Afghan security forces arrive as an injured man sits on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival.



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Members of Afghan security forces arrive as an injured man sits on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more...more

Members of Afghan security forces arrive as an injured man sits on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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An injured man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul.

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An injured man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An injured man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. 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.


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Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Dostum, who left Afghanistan last year after heavy pressure from Western donors including the United States, drove away from the airport in a...more

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. 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. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.


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Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum arrives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Members of Afghan security forces carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhan

Members of Afghan security forces carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhan

Members of Afghan security forces carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhan
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Victims are seen transported on the back of a police vehicle after a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Victims are seen transported on the back of a police vehicle after a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Victims are seen transported on the back of a police vehicle after a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Members of Afghan security forces carry a victim at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Members of Afghan security forces carry a victim at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Members of Afghan security forces carry a victim at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Kabul. 


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Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Victims lie on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. 


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Victims lie on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Victims lie on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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An injured member of Afghan security force sits at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An injured member of Afghan security force sits at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An injured member of Afghan security force sits at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policemen carry a wounded man at the site of a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan soldiers carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul.


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Afghan soldiers carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan soldiers carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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