Over 200 rebels surrender to Afghan government -xinhuanet

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan, April 1 (Xinhua) — More than 200 rebels affiliated with the Taliban group laid down arms and surrendered to the government in the northern Afghan province of Balkh on Saturday, said a provincial source.

“The armed men joined peace and reconciliation process in Chimtal district, following calls by provincial Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and provincial peace officials and mediation of the local elders,” the source told Xinhua anonymously.

The former militants were active in mountainous district and among the surrendered people were their commanders named… Read More on xinhuanet