At least 22 insurgents including their commander surrendered their weapons and joined the peace process in northern Sar-e-Pul, local officials said on Sunday.
"Twenty two insurgents including their commander joined the peace process. Their commander, named Khal Mohammad, joined the peace process on two previous occasions," provincial governor, Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said.
"The commander has promised this time that he will not join the insurgent group again," Wahdat said.
Provincial council officials have said that Khal Mohammad is now fighting against the insurgents in Sheramha area of Sar-e-Pul city.