A 15-member group of Taliban militants has joined the Afghan government-initiated peace process in eastern Kunar province, the governor said on Tuesday.
Wahidullah Kalimzai said the group, led by commander Khair Mohammad, had been active in Dewgul area of Sawkai district. They turned in 15 weapons and joined the peace process, he added.
The governor said the former rebels would be provided jobs so they could earn legitimate livelihood for their families.
He said so far 441 militants had joined the peace process along with their weapons.
The reconciling commander, Khair Mohammad, said they joined the peace process at the invitation of the High Peace Council.