19 Taliban militants, 1 ISIS-K member renounce violence

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: At least 19 Taliban militants and a member of ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) group renounced violence in Nangarhar province, the provincial government media office said late on Wednesday. According to the local officials, the militants were previously involved in destructive activities in Khogyani, Achin, Momandara, Ghani Khel and Haska Mina districts.

Habiba Kakar, deputy advisor to Nangarhar’s governor for social affairs, said the militants renounced violence due to the efforts of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security.

She also added that the militants have also handed over heavy and small fire arms after renouncing violence. A religious scholar Mawlavi Habibullah Jalalabadi called the ongoing war as illegitimate which is aimed at the killing of fellow Afghans only as he urged the other militants to join peace process. (Khaama Press)