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Eleven Taliban fighters join peace process in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: At least 11 Taliban insurgents including a commander have joined the peace process in eastern Nangarhar province, local official said Tuesday.

Provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani said, as a result of efforts of the national directorate of security, the insurgents joined peace process.

“They also handed over their 10 Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher to Afghan security forces in the province,” he said.

The militants were involved in subversive activities including planting roadside bombs, in several districts of the province, he said.

He added the group joint peace process said that recently they recognized that Afghan government is an Islamic government and they martyr innocent people in the country.

The ex-fighters urged all their former colleagues to give up insurgency and take part in their country’s development, Khogyani noted.

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