2 Taliban Commanders, 30 Rebels Surrender, Join Peace Process in Kandahar

KABUL: (MEP) – Thirty-two Taliban rebels surrendered their weapons and joined the government’s reconciliation program, local officials of southern Kandahar province said on Tuesday.

Panjwai District Security Chief Sultan Mohammad said two Taliban commanders joined the peace process along with their 30 fighters in the district on Monday.

Sultan Mohammad said that the insurgents were fighting against the government in Zherai and Panjwai districts of the province, tolo news reported.

“Two Taliban commanders, Mullah Juma Gul and Mullah Yousufullah joined peace process. We hope security improves in the districts as a result of their joining the process,” he added.

The Taliban has not yet commented about the surrender of the insurgents

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