30 Islamic State (IS) militants surrender in Afghan eastern Laghman province

MEHTARLAM: A total of 30 militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group have given up fighting and surrendered to security forces in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province, provincial governor Mohammad Asif Nang said Thursday, reported by Chinese news network Xinhua.

Showing the surrendered militants to reporters, the government said that the surrender would encourage more militants to give up fighting in Laghman and adjoining provinces.

The hardliner IS group which is active in parts of the eastern Laghman and the neighboring Nangarhar and Kunar provinces have yet to make comment.

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