A group of 27 Taliban militants have joined peace process in western Herat province of Afghanistan, according to local authorities in the province.
Afghan (Khaama) news quoted the district chief for Adraskan Mohammad Omarzai as saying that the militants group led by Malem Aziz surrendered to Afghan government in Adraskan district.
Omarzai further added that the group also handed over 27 arms and weapons to the local government.
According to reports, Malem Aziz used to serve in counter-terrorism department in Adraskan security commandment, before he join militants group in Herat province.
Local authorities said the group had carried out numerous attacks in Adraskan district before joining peace process.
Meanwhile, Adraskan district chief urged the government of Afghanistan to provide employment opportunities for the group of insurgents who joined peace process.