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Shinwari elders sign peace accord; ask rebels to leave

Shinwari elders sign peace accord; ask rebels to leave

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Dec 10, 2015 - 17:07

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from the Shinwari districts of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday inked an accord on ensuring peace and stability in their districts.

Dozens of local tribal elders announced signing the agreement at a gathering in Jalalabad. Malik Usman, a representative of the Shinwari tribe, asked outsiders and gunmen to leave the area.

Under the accord, he said, an individual found guilty of killing anyone would be fined one million afghanis. The fine for wounding a person was put at 500,000 afghanis.

The agreement says Shinwari tribespeople should snap links with insurgent groups within a month; otherwise their families will be fined 500,000 afghanis each.

The tribal elders hope the accord will have a positive impact on the security of the area, asking the government should not pull out security forces from the area.

Haji Ghalib Mujahid, the town’s administrative chief, said enough security personnel had been stationed in the area. They could maintain the law and order situation.

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