According to the local officials, the Taliban militants renounced violence and reconciled with the government due to the efforts of Afghan intelligence directorate.
The officials further added that the militants involved in anti-government armed insurgency activities in Bati Kot district for 16 years.
Provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat said the militants were led by Qari Fazal Ur Rehman, Qari Haqqani, Qari Mir Zaman, Zarawar Khan, andQari Sharafuddin.
Hayat further added that the militants have also handed over their weapons to the government which would be used for the security of Bati Kot district.
Provincial intelligence chief Gen. Nazar Ali Wahidi said the militants have handed over 75 various types of heavy and light weapons.
Gen. Wahidi further added that a recommendation would be made to the provincial administration to financially support the reconciled militants.
In the meantime, the commander of the 4th brigade of the armed forces Gen. Mohammad Karim Niazi asked all the militants to adopt a peaceful approach and reconcile, warning that the security forces would continue their fight against those who are pursuing their destructive activities.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Thursday 11 October 2018 09:57