10 Taliban fighters surrender to security forces in Sar-e Pul
Reporter: Imran Khorasani
In a message to the media, Sar-e-pul security officials said that including Ghulam Nabi Taliban commander, along with nine of his associates with their handguns, surrendered to the Sar-e-Pul local government. According to the statements released by the Sar-e-Pul officials, these surrendered members of Taliban to the government have joined the peace process due to the efforts of the Sar-e-Pul local government and today they have handed all of their weapons to the local officials in the presence of Provincial council members, a number of heads of local states, religious scholars, tribal elders and the media entrusted to the security forces with a unified peace process.
Those who have surrendered to the Afghan government are said to have joined the government with seven Kalashnikov and ammunition, one Carrabin and one RPG rocket. Meanwhile, security officials at Sar-e-Pul say that as they join the peace process, one can be optimistic that most Taliban fighters want to give up the battle, but the group’s leadership does not want them to join the peace and reduce the violence.