35 Taliban fighters surrender in Herat
Led by Mullah Mir Ahmad, the militants surrendered late on Saturday as a result of efforts by border police, Deputy Governor Asiluddin Jami told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The men also turned in their weapons to the government, he said, adding the group had been operating in Kuhsan and Gulran districts of the province.
Ahmad asked the central government to provide them with job opportunities.
The deputy governor said construction projects in the two districts were planned and job opportunities would be provided to residents in the near future.
On March 26, Taliban commander Obaidullah joined the peace process along with 11 associates in the Kushk-i-Kohna district of the province.
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