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Over 60 pro-Taliban militants surrender in Pak

Sixty-four pro-Taliban militants, including five commanders, today surrendered to the security forces in Bajaur tribal region of northwest Pakistan, officials said.



Islamabad: Sixty-four pro-Taliban
militants, including five commanders, today surrendered to the
security forces in Bajaur tribal region of northwest Pakistan,
officials said.

The surrender of the militants from different areas of
Bajaur Agency was arranged by a jirga or council of the Mamond
tribe, officials of the local political administration said.

The militants promised to lead a peaceful life and not
to indulge in "anti-state activities".

They also said they would extend full cooperation to
the security forces in their efforts to counter militancy.

In a separate development, security forces seized a
cache of arms and ammunition during a search operation in
Mamond sub-division.

Lt Col Ali Naqvi said the cache included 135
Kalashnikovs, 55 rocket launchers, 40 artillery shells, 25
remote-controlled bombs and a huge quantity of explosives.

PTI

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