23 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan
Kabul: Twenty-three Taliban militants surrendered to the government in Afghanistan’s province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, a senior official said. “Two group of local Taliban fighters, including their commanders named Zurmat Khan and Zarin renounced violence and joined government-initiated peace and reconciliation process Tuesday morning,” Xinhua quoted provincial governor Salim Khan Kandozai as saying. The former militants also handed over arms and ammunition in addition to a radio to authorities in Nangarhar’s capital Jalalabad, which is 130 km east of Kabul. “With the former insurgents’ surrender, peace and stability would be strengthened in several parts of the province,” Kandozai said.