JALALABAD, Nov 25 (NNN-ANA) – About 100 Daesh-affiliated militants surrendered in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, a local official confirmed.
“Some 100 Daesh militants surrendered to officials of Nangarhar General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI), in the provincial capital, Jalalabad city, Tuesday morning,” Mohammad Bashir, director of Nangarhar GDI office, told reporters.
The militants who surrendered were active in Muhmand Dara, Chaparhar, Kot and Khogiani districts, according to Bashir.
With the former insurgents’ surrender, peace and stability would be further strengthened, in the mountainous province, the official said.
The surrendered militants called on fellow Daesh members to lay down their arms.
The Daesh group, which has staged several attacks in Nangarhar in recent months, has yet to make comments on the report.– NNN-ANA