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28 militants give up fighting in N Afghan province

English.news.cn   2013-01-29 17:26:19            

PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- More than two dozen anti-government militants gave up fighting and joined the government-backed peace process in Baghlan province 160 km north of Kabul on Tuesday.

"Today 28 dissident brothers who were active against government in Baghlan-e-Markazi district laid down arms, joined the peace process and resumed normal life," provincial police chief Assadullah Shirzad said in a ceremony here to welcome the former militants.

The former fighters, had association with the radical group of Islamic party the Hizb-e-Islami, Shirzad said, saying with joining these people to peace process the security will be further improved in Baghlan province.

Meantime, the Hekmatyar-led Hizb-e-Islami which has been supporting Taliban war against Afghan and NATO-led troops has yet to comment.

Editor: Tang Danlu
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