Militants, key commander surrender in Balochistan's Sui

Published July 16, 2015
Tota Khan Bugti lays down weapons along with three other militants before officials at a ceremony.—AFP/File
Tota Khan Bugti lays down weapons along with three other militants before officials at a ceremony.—AFP/File

QUETTA: Four militants, including a key commander of a banned organisation, surrendered to security forces in Balochistan's Sui area on Friday.

The commander identified as Tota Khan Bugti laid down weapons along with three other militants before officials at a ceremony.

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Frontier Corps spokesman Khan Wasey said Tota Khan Bugti was fighting against security forces for a long time in the area.

The militants handed over 4 SMGs, 20 SMG magazines, a satellite phone and other equipment to security forces.

Besides officials, tribal elders were also present during the ceremony held in Sui tehsil of Dera Bugti, Wasey said.

The surrender has come after the Balochistan government announced amnesty for youths surrendering their weapons and adopting peaceful lives in the province few days back.

In the past month, more than one hundred militants hailing from various militant organisations have laid down their weapons in Balochistan.

The government also announced a compensation policy for youth surrendering before security forces in the province.

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