21 militants lay down arms in NW Afghanistan

15:55, August 24, 2010      

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Over 20 Taliban insurgents laid down arms and reintegrated to community in Badghais province, northwest Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said in a press release on Tuesday.

"Twenty-one insurgents turned in their weapons to Afghan authorities in Qal'ah-ye Now, the capital of Badghis province, Sunday," the press release added.

It did not reveal the name of the group commander, saying the insurgent leader, who operated in the Muqur area of Badghis, turned over a large number of rifles, machine guns, rocket- propelled grenades and short-range radios to officials.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops stationed in Afghanistan have yet to make comment.

Source: Xinhua

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