According to the local officials in Qala-e-Naw district of Badghis province, seven Taliban insurgents gave up violence and joined the peace process on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Najmuddin Burhani, the spokesperson for Badghis governor, said that previously Taliban insurgents used to operate against the government in the Laman region, Abkamari district, and took ransomed money from passengers and car owners on and off.

The Taliban also surrendered their weapons and pledged to return to work and ordinary life. This is good news both for the local government t and the residents of Badghis province.

In the meantime, the provincial governor warmly welcomed the insurgents who joined the peace process and encouraged them to strive for a happy life from now on.

“We appreciate the gesture of the Taliban and other anti-government groups to join the peace process, live in harmony and work together for a prosperous life in our country,” said one resident.

The ongoing negotiations between the Taliban and US special envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, about the Afghan Peace Process in Doha Qatar, is gradually building optimism among the ordinary people.  

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  • Nizam Rezahi is an editor and content writer to The Khaama Press News Agency.