25 militants surrender in eastern Afghanistan

Analysts say the Taliban have been emboldened by the US deal, which gives them many concessions in exchange for few commitments

Twenty-five militants on Wednesday surrendered to the government authorities in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, the province governor said.

“A total of 20 Taliban militants and five militants of Islamic State (IS) outfit surrendered to provincial directorate of National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency on Wednesday,” Governor Mohammad Iqbal Sayyed told the Xinhua news agency.

The incident occurred amid military pressure mounted by Afghan security forces on militants in the country’s mountainous region.

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