A Taliban Commander from Shah Joy District in Zabul Province has stopped fighting and is cooperating with the District Governor, Wazir Muhammad and the local 205th Corps security forces, the Afghan military said Thursday.

According to this Taliban Commander, he has joined the peace process on his own efforts and and will try to bring the rest of the Taliban members under his command to join the peace process too.

During the process he handed over a motorcycle, a Kalshnikov and some ammunition, the 205th Atal Corps said in a statement.

In a statement posted on social media, the provincial governor of Zabul Rahmatullah Yarmal said “This week a #Taliban Commander in #Zabul has stopped fighting a joined the peace process,” said Yarmal.  “There is a loud and clear desire for peace from everyone and this is a positive step for Zabul towards sustainable peace.”

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