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Security Forces Besiege Dostum’s House

A security source said the armed forces surrounded Dostum’s house on Tuesday because he had brought huge numbers armed personnel into the city.

The security forces have besieged the home of First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum.

A security source said the armed forces surrounded Dostum’s house on Tuesday because he had brought huge numbers armed personnel into the city.

In addition, the source said, nine of Dostum’s security guards were accused of mistreating Ahmad Eshchi, former deputy head of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan.

Only two of the guards showed a willingness to cooperate in the investigations. The remaining seven guards have not so far have not appeared to face questions.

A further reason for the security force action was that Dostum himself was asked to cooperate with the investigation into the Eshchi case. He, however, has thus far not complied with the request.

The source said Dostum went to his office with more guards than usual.

The seige on Dostum’s house started on Tuesday morning and has not ended.

Security forces have blocked all roads and streets leading to Dostum’s house.

The circle of the siege included Shahre Naw to Qalai Fathullah, Sherpur to Wazir Akbar Khan of Kabul city.

This move by the security forces and their abnormal presence in that parts of the city has concerned residents.

“The Sherpoor area has been closed since 9am,” Ahmad Munir, a resident of Kabul said.

“No one is allowed to cross the roads,” another resident, Mohammad Azim, said.

Another resident, who is has a health problem and has come to Kabul from Paktia for treatment, said: “I am sick and I have undergone an operation. I wanted to go to hospital but our car was not allowed through and now I have to walk all the way to the hospital.”

Meanwhile, Eshchi welcomed the siege of Dostum’s house and urged government to arrest the first vice president and suspend him.

“The Government’s patience has ended and now it wants to use the legislative pillar to arrest the suspects,” Eshchi told TOLOnews.

This is the second time that Dostum’s house has been surrounded by security forces. The first time it was in 2007 after he faced a similar accusation by Mohammad Akbar Bai, head of Turkmen Tribal Council of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan

Security Forces Besiege Dostum’s House

A security source said the armed forces surrounded Dostum’s house on Tuesday because he had brought huge numbers armed personnel into the city.

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The security forces have besieged the home of First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum.

A security source said the armed forces surrounded Dostum’s house on Tuesday because he had brought huge numbers armed personnel into the city.

In addition, the source said, nine of Dostum’s security guards were accused of mistreating Ahmad Eshchi, former deputy head of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan.

Only two of the guards showed a willingness to cooperate in the investigations. The remaining seven guards have not so far have not appeared to face questions.

A further reason for the security force action was that Dostum himself was asked to cooperate with the investigation into the Eshchi case. He, however, has thus far not complied with the request.

The source said Dostum went to his office with more guards than usual.

The seige on Dostum’s house started on Tuesday morning and has not ended.

Security forces have blocked all roads and streets leading to Dostum’s house.

The circle of the siege included Shahre Naw to Qalai Fathullah, Sherpur to Wazir Akbar Khan of Kabul city.

This move by the security forces and their abnormal presence in that parts of the city has concerned residents.

“The Sherpoor area has been closed since 9am,” Ahmad Munir, a resident of Kabul said.

“No one is allowed to cross the roads,” another resident, Mohammad Azim, said.

Another resident, who is has a health problem and has come to Kabul from Paktia for treatment, said: “I am sick and I have undergone an operation. I wanted to go to hospital but our car was not allowed through and now I have to walk all the way to the hospital.”

Meanwhile, Eshchi welcomed the siege of Dostum’s house and urged government to arrest the first vice president and suspend him.

“The Government’s patience has ended and now it wants to use the legislative pillar to arrest the suspects,” Eshchi told TOLOnews.

This is the second time that Dostum’s house has been surrounded by security forces. The first time it was in 2007 after he faced a similar accusation by Mohammad Akbar Bai, head of Turkmen Tribal Council of Afghanistan.

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