100 Taliban militants give up fighting

One hundred Taliban fighters have laid down arms in Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an official said.

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2012, 11:05 AM IST

Kabul: One hundred Taliban fighters have laid down arms in Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an official said on Tuesday.
The militants laid down their arms Monday in Qalai Now, the capital of Badghis province, some 550 km from Kabul, Xinhua reported.
Provincial government spokesman Sharafudin Majidi told reporters that the militants were active in Qadis and Muqar districts of the province.

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