A group of 72 sympathizers of ISIS Khurasan terror group surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province, the local officials said Sunday.

The officials further added that the militants surrendered to the Afghan forces in Achin and Haska Mina districts late on Saturday night.

Ashiqullah Sadat, the district chief of Achin said 69 ISIS militants handed over themselves to the Afghan forces with 76 women and 96 children in this district.

The district chief of Haska Mina also confirmed that three ISIS militants surrendered to Afghan forces in this district on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the provincial government in a statement said the ISIS militants also handed over several weapons to the Afghan forces.

The statement further added the local authorities predict that more ISIS militants may surrender to Afghan forces in coming days.

The Ministry of Defense had earlier announced that the Afghan forces have increased pressures against the terror group in unprecedented manner during the recent months, forcing hundreds of militants of the terror group to surrender.


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