A senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) Mawlavi Habib Ur Rehman surrendered to the Afghan forces together with his 152 miliants.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the ISIS leader and his fighters have surrendered in Jawzjan province.

A statement by Shaheen Corps said the militants surrendered to Afghan forces late on Tuesday night.

The statement further added that Mawlavi Rehman and his militants also handed over their weapons and some other military kits t the Afghan forces.

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

Jawzjan has been among the relatively calm provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has deteriorated during the recent years.

Both the Taliban and ISIS loyalists operate in some districts of the province and often carry out terrorist related activities.

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

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