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11 militants give up fighting in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

Eleven armed militants laid down arms and gave up fighting in Afghanistan's Herat province on Wednesday.

"With joining these Taliban fighters to peace process, the security would be further improved in the western region of Afghanistan," Xinhua quoted Herat provincial governor as saying.

He also called on other Taliban fighters to follow the step and join the peace process to boost security in the country.

The former militants who were active against government over the past few years also handed over their weapons to the authorities.

Taliban militants who are active in parts of Herat province have yet to comment.

First Published: Wed, February 10 2016. 19:12 IST