Taliban commander surrenders in Afghanistan

A Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Salam has surrendered to the authorities in Afghanistan`s northwest Badghis province, a media report said Tuesday.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2009, 12:26 PM IST

Kabul: A Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Salam has surrendered to the authorities in Afghanistan`s northwest Badghis province, a media report said Tuesday.

"Mullah Abdul Salam along with one of his comrades surrendered to the government and handed over two pieces of weapons," daily 8 Subh reported.
The newspaper quoted the police chief of the province Syed Ahmad Sami as saying that mediation of elders had played a significant role in convincing Mullah Salam to lay down arms.

Bureau Report