At least 50 insurgents surrendered their weapons on Sunday and joined the peace process in western Ghor province, local officials said.
"Fifty insurgents including their commanders Mullah Khudai Rahm and Arbab Samad laid down their weapons and surrendered to the government," provincial police Chief, Mustafa Mohseni said.
"These people which renounced violence have brought a number of weapons," he said.
The insurgents surrendered their weapons in Dawleena district of the province but a number of resident of Ghor have said that one of their commanders was involved in killings and crimes and they have called for his arrest by security forces.
Local officials believe that this move by former insurgents will result in improved security in the province.