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VP Dostum’s Close Aide Arrested in Faryab

(Last Updated On: July 2, 2018)

Nizamuddin Qaisari, a local commander of Junbesh-e- Islami and a close figure to First-Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum has been arrested in northern Faryab province, sources confirmed on Monday.

Sources told Ariana News that the incident took place after a verbal tension at a meeting in the provincial capital, Maimana City.

The sources, meanwhile, said that the people affiliated to Qaisari are in a standby mode in the city, following their commander’s detention.

Reports suggest, two commando forces and a security guard of Qaisari were killed in the incident. However, officials yet to confirm the death toll. 

A delegation of the National Security Council has been dispatched to probe the situation in the city. 

Junbesh-e-Islami has not commented regarding the incident yet.

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