85 suspected militants surrender in Pakistan's Dera Bugti region

 Fifteen people reported to be militants belonging to the Bugti tribe and their 70 accomplices have surrendered themselves to law enforcement personnel in the Sui area of Dera Bugti in Pakistan.

ANI| Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Quetta: Fifteen people reported to be militants belonging to the Bugti tribe and their 70 accomplices have surrendered themselves to law enforcement personnel in the Sui area of Dera Bugti in Pakistan.

According to the Dawn, prior to their surrender, they were involved in attacks on security forces and national installations in Dera Bugti and other areas of the province.

They laid down their weapons in the presence of Frontier Constabulary Inspector General Major General Muhammad Ejaz Shahid at a ceremony attended by tribal elders and senior officials.

The weapons, ammunition and explosives surrendered by them included 89 rifles and landmines. The militants vowed to renounce violence and not to get involved in anti-state activities. 

They also welcomed the general amnesty announced by the provincial government.