Ten Taliban militants have surrendered in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, an official said on Thursday. “A 10-member group of Taliban militants renounced violence and joined the peace and reconciliation process in Jilga district late Wednesday night,” district Governor Mohammad Sarwar told Xinhua news agency.
The group also handed over 10 guns and ammunition to security officials, the governor added. The Afghan government set up a 70-member High Peace Council and launched the peace and reconciliation process in 2010 to encourage militants to disarm and give up militancy against the government. (IANS)