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25 militants join peace process in Baghlan

25 militants join peace process in Baghlan

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Sep 03, 2014 - 18:14

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Twenty five more militants, including their commander, joined the government initiated peace process in northern Baghlan province, an official said Wednesday.

Brig Gen. Aminullah Amarkhail, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Talibaninfo-icon commander, Khan Mohammad along with his group joined the peace process.

Two rocket launchers, a mortar, a machine gun, two Kalashnikovs and some other weapons were also handed over by the commander to Afghan forces, he said, adding that security situation would get improve after the latest development.

Earlier, the group was active in Bano Andrab district and launched attacks on security forces and government installations.

Meanwhile, Abdul Samad Stanikzai, director provincial High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC), said that militants were joined peace process following hectic efforts by the HPC.

He said each of the militants would receive 6,000 afghanis and the commander 13,000 afghanis every month.

The commander of the group said: “We are fed up with fighting. Now, we will shun fighting and take part in nation and country’s building.”

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