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Taliban leader joins peace process in Afghanistan

Kabul Feb. 7 (ANI): A local leader of the Taliban group has joined peace process in Nangarhar province in East Afghanistan, according to local officials.

The Taliban leader was involved in insurgency activities in the restive Achin and other districts of Nangarhar province, reports the Khaama Press.

The Nangarhar police commandment officials said theTaliban leader joined peace process by handing over a rocket launcher, a communication device, and some other type of explosives.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militants are actively operating in some of its remote districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are also operating in this province.