Militants' surrender to bolster poll security

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): With the surrender of 20 militants, polling sites that previously faced threats would become secure in central Bamyan province, an official hoped on Saturday.
Mohammad Sadiq Ali Yar, head of the peace committee, lauded the group for shunning violence and joining the peace process. He said the ongoing insurgency was legalising the presence of foreign troops in the country.
During the April 5 elections, voting at three polling sites in Ashpishta and Khamard districts in Bamyan and Tala and Barfak districts in Baghlan could not take place due to militant attacks.

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