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2 group of armed opposition join government

2 group of armed opposition join government

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Aug 11, 2011 - 15:51

QALA-I-NAW/MAIMANA (PANinfo-icon): Groups of government opponents joined the peace process in northern Badghis and Faryab province, Col. Abubakar, deputy chief of the National Directorate of Security, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

In Badghis, the men were from the Bala Murghab district, he said, adding that the fighters were accompanied by their commander Abdullah. Col. Abubakar added that they handed over 17 weapons including a rocket-propelled grenade.

Since March 2011, 782 armed men have joined the government peace process in the same province.

Elsewhere in the country six other armed groups joined the peace process in Faryab province, according to governor Abdul Safaq, adding that their commander was Mohammad Ali.

He also said the fighters reconciled with the government through the mediation of Fatehullah, the provincial representative of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon.

He urged the government to provide working facilities for him and his men.

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