Afghan airport blast: VP Gen Dostum unhurt as Kabul bomb kills 14:
Fourteen individuals have died during a blast which rocked Kabul airport shortly after Afghan Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum returned from self-imposed exile, according to police.
Gen Dostum was unhurt in the attack on a square he had just passed through.
He left for Turkey more than a year ago, when he was accused of ordering his men to kidnap and rape a political rival – accusations he denies.
Militant group Muslim State has said it carried out the attack.
Hashmat Estankzai, of Kabul police, said 9 security forces members and traffic officers were among the fourteen who had died, while another sixty individuals had been wounded, according to news agency AFP.
Mr. Estankzai earlier told the BBC a suicide attacker on foot had set off his explosives outside the gate of the airport.
Some reports said Gen Dostum’s convoy was departing as the blast was heard. He was in an armored vehicle.
The ethnic Uzbek and former warlord had been cheered by supporters on arrival.
Television footage showed Gen Dostum greeting supporters at his office not long after the explosion.