HERAT: A total of 130 Taliban militants surrendered to the Afghan government in western Afghan province of Herat on Thursday, a local government spokesperson confirmed.
The former militants surrendered to the personnel of provincial directorate of National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country’s national intelligence agency, spokesperson Jilani Farhad told Xinhua.
They also brought 85 AK-47 guns, five PK guns, five rounds of rocket propelled grenade launchers together with amount of ammunition, he said.
With the former insurgents’ surrender, peace and stability would be further strengthened in Herat, the official said.
The Taliban militant group hasn’t commented on the report yet.—(Xinhua)