125 Taliban surrender Arm to Afghan Security Forces [Photo: MoD]

SAR-E-PUL, Afghanistan – At least 125 Taliban insurgents surrendered arms to the Afghan Security Forces in Balkhab district of Sar-e-Pul province, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement Tuesday, joining the government to peace process.

According to the statement, the 125 Taliban fighters, including 15 group leaders, on Monday gave up weapons to Afghan Security Forces in Balkhab district of the province.

Expressing regrets, these fighters recounted what they had done in the past to the people and the national defense and security forces, as they pledged to stop the violence from now on.

Meanwhile, they vowed to continue their peaceful life and to contribute to the development of the country.

Previously, the Ministry of Defense announced that 125 Taliban fighters in Chaharkant district of Balkh province had surrendered to the Afghan security forces with all their weapons.