Hundreds of insurgents join peace process
The surrendering groups included commanders Abdullah, Mullah Rahmatullah, Abdul Nasir, Ghulam Sakhi, Sayed Amir Reyaz, Hassan Gul, Ghulam Saddiq and Nasimullah.
Lotfullah Mashal, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spokesman, told a press conference in Kabul: “The rebel leaders … have promised not to return to the insurgency.”
Mashal claimed NDS operatives had captured three insurgents with 6530 kilograms explosives in eastern Nangarhar during a recent operation.
The detainees allegedly include a Pakistani national, Ghulam Rassoul, a resident of the Landikotal border town in the lawless Khyber tribal region. The two others were identified as Abdul Qahar and Turab, residents of Nangarhar.
Mashal said the three had smuggled 98 bags of explosives, disguised as commercial goods, from Pakistan into Nangarhar and then concealed the explosives in a warehouse.
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