At least eleven militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) surrendered to the Afghan armed forces in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the militants surrendered to the Afghan armed forces in Qosh Tapa district.

The source further added that the militants also handed over five weapons and six motorcycles to the Afghan armed forces.

The anti-government armed militant groups including ISIS Khurasan militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

Jawzjan has been among the relatively calm provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security of the province has deteriorated during the recent years amid ongoing efforts by the anti-government armed militant groups to expand to expand their foothold in this province.

This comes as sporadic clashes are also underway between the Taliban and ISIS Khurasan militants in certain parts of Jawzjan province.

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