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Three key LI commanders lay down arms

Updated November 10, 2014

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This picture shows a man walking past a wall painted with the flag of the outlawed group Lashkar-i-Islam. — AFP/File
This picture shows a man walking past a wall painted with the flag of the outlawed group Lashkar-i-Islam. — AFP/File

PESHAWAR: Three key commanders of the outlawed Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) group have surrendered to authorities after laying down their arms.

Official sources say that the newly appointed spokesman of the LI Saifullah Saif, Commander Ilyas and Commander Wajid announced that they were leaving the LI and have surrendered.

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The LI, which is already battered with the ongoing military operation, have suffered a severe blow due to the surrender of these commanders.

Saifullah Saif belongs to the Qambar Khel tribe, Ilyas to Sipah area, while Commander Wajid is from the Malik Din Khel tribe.

In October, 80 members of the LI, including a key commander, surrendered to authorities.