24 Taliban and ISIS militants renounce violence in Nangarhar province

A group of 24 Taliban and ISIS militants renounced violence and joined peace process in Nangarhar province.

The Governor’s Office of Nangarhar in a statement said Wednesday the Taliban and ISIS militants renounced violence due to the efforts of provincial intelligence officials.

The statement further added that militants have vowed not to return to the battlefield again.

Meanwhile, the governor of Nangarhar Shah Mahmood Mia Khel said 7 ISIS militants and 17 Taliban fighters renounced violence and joined peace process.

Mia Khel further added that the militants also handed over their weapons to security forces.

He also added that the militants were involved in destructive activities in Surkh Rod, Chaparhar, Khogyani, Momandara, Lalpur and Ghani Khel districts.

According to Mia Khel, around 550 ISIS and Taliban militants have renounced violence in Nangarhar province since the start of the year.

Both Taliban and Nangarhar are active in some remote districts of Nangarhar and often conduct terrorist related activities.

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