35 militants join peace process in Jawzjan
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A group of 35 militants and their families have joined the reconciliation process in northern Jawzjan province, asked the government to provide them basic facilities.
Headed by Mullah Tahir and Malem Khan, the group fuelled the insurgency in the Dasht-i-Lali area of Faryab province. It, however, renounced violence and surrendered weapons in their possession.
Governor Maulvi Lutfullah Aziz said the group members had been provided plots and all other facilities of living on the Khwaja Dokuh-Shiberghan road.
He said the government was responsible for protecting the citizens and ensuring the security of those who shunned militancy and joined the peace process.
One month earlier, another group of 15 people had joined the reconciliation process.
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