23 Tal­iban mil­i­tants sur­ren­der in Afghanistan

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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.

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