A Taliban sniper, who targeted police and army personnel in the province, has joined the peace process, Wardak police said on Monday.
Wardak police said that Faridullah, a Taliban sniper who was part of Mawlawi Habibullrahman’s group, and was involved in anti- government activities in Dar-e-Tangi area of Sayed Abad district, has joined the peace process.
“Faridullah, son of Amruddin, a resident of Sayed Abad district, one of Taliban’s snipers working for Mawlawi Habibullrahman’s group fortunately laid down his weapon and joined the peace process,” said Fahim Qaim, Wardak police chief.
Meanwhile, Faridullah said that he regrets what he did.
“My name is Faridullah, I am a resident of Sayed Abad district and I was working for Mawlawi Habibullrahman group for almost three months and during that time we targeted police and army and I wanted to stop these crimes therefore I made contact with the police chief and joined the peace process,” said Faridullah.
The Taliban has not yet commented on the incident.