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Commander among 8 rebels reconcile in Badakhshan

Commander among 8 rebels reconcile in Badakhshan

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Aug 21, 2016 - 20:17

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A commander was among eight insurgents surrendering their weapons to government officials and joining the peace process in northeastern Badaksan province, an official said on Sunday.

Gul Ahmad Ahmadi, the reconciling Talibaninfo-icon commander who had been active over the past two years in Arghanch Khwa district, finally reconciled with the government along with his seven fighters.

Governor Ahmad Faisal Bikzad said the former fighters handed over two Kalashnikovs, one RPG7, one pistol, one rifle and three satellite phones to security officials of the province.

The government accused Pakistaninfo-icon intelligence agencies of fuelling violence in Afghanistaninfo-icon for economical, political interests and strategic purposes.

While criticising the unity government leaders, the governor said the weakness at the central government level would cause insecurities to increase all over the country.       

The reconciling rebel commander, Gul Ahmad Ahmadi, said: “During the two years of my life with Taliban, we fought against the government and we didn’t have any achievement except killing innocent people. I am very regretful for what I did and now want to be near my people and government and compensate my mistakes.”

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