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15 IS, Taliban militants join peace process

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

At least fifteen militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) and groups have joined peace process in Afghanistan's eastern

A group of 8 militants led by and a group of 7 insurgents led by laid down their arms and joined peace process, reported Khaama Press, citing, Nangarhar governor's Ataullah Khogyani, as saying.

According to Khogyani, the militants have also handed over a rocket along with 15 different types of weapons to the security forces.

166 militants including 44 IS insurgents have by far joined peace process in Nangarhar due to the efforts of the intelligence operatives, the provincial governor's added.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:30 IST