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14 Taliban reconcile in Nangarhar after RiV week

14 Taliban reconcile in Nangarhar after RiV week

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Mar 01, 2020 - 19:07

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fourteen Talibaninfo-icon militants on Sunday formally shunned violence and joined the peace process by surrendering their weapons in eastern Nangarhar province.

The reconciling rebels were shown to media persons at the National Directorate of Security here at a ceremony welcoming the former fighters.

Addressing the ceremony, Governor Shah Mehmood Miakhel said it was the first surrender of Taliban gunmen after the reduction in violence week.

He said government forces fully enforced the order regarding the reduction in violence period. He said the reconciling men had been committing anti-state activities in Sherzad, Khogyani, Momand Dara, Lalpura and other districts but they decided to shun violence and take part in rebuilding their country.

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