PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Over two dozen Taliban militants laid down arms and gave up fighting in Baghlan province 160 km north of capital Kabul on Tuesday, an official said. "Twenty six Taliban fighters under Mullah Imam gave up fighting and handed over their weapons to authorities in Borka district today," deputy to provincial governor Abdul Qadim told journalists.
With joining these former militants to the peace process and resuming normal life, the security situation will be further improved in Borka and adjoining areas, Qadim further said.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan government and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment.
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