20 May 2017

News Story: 26 militants surrender to gov't in S.W. Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Twenty six militants belonging to various outlawed terrorist groups surrendered to the government in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Friday, as part of the ongoing reconciliation process, officials said.

Anwarul Haq Kakar, spokesperson of the Balochistan government, said the militants also surrendered their weapons to the authorities at a ceremony attended by senior military and civil officials of the province.

The insurgents laid down their weapons under the leadership of the commander Omar Baloch, a member of a banned outfit involved in carrying out terrorist activities in the province.

"We are denouncing violence and will now work for the country and nation," Baloch said.

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