At least 150 Taliban and ISIS militants have surrendered to the Afghan government in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
The Kunar Governor’s Office said in a statement a group of 110 Taliban militants and 40 ISIS militants led by Qazi Mawlavi Basir renounced violence, handed over their weapons and surrendered to the government on Wednesday.
The statement further added that the deputy governor of Kunar, security officials and tribal elders overwhelmingly welcomed the militants and called the latest reconciliation process in which 150 militants renounced violence, a major achievement.
Deputy governor of Kunar Gul Mohamamd Bidar said the militants were previously conducting insurgency in Chapa Dara, Manogi, Watapur and Suki districts.
Bidar further added that the militants renounced violence after realizing the truth and handed over 150 light and heavy weapons which were in their custody.
Furthermore, Bidar thanked the security institutions for persuading the militants to renounce violence and said the move will further help in expanding security in Kunar province.