16 militants' surrender in Bannu.
BANNU, November 05, 2009 (Frontier Star): At least 16 militants on
Thursday announced to renounce violence and surrender before the local
Jirga headed by Haji Mohammad Siddique. The Jirga handed over 16
militants to Police. District Police Officer Bannu Iqbal Marwat has
directed rest of militants and criminals to lay down arms and work for
betterment of the country. He said the militants have a chance to spend
peaceful life but they would have surrender. Head of local Jirga Haji
Mohammad Siddique speaking at the occasion said that the militants have
surrendered before the Jirga in better interest of the area. The
militants while handing over their weapons to Police have said that
those who are killing their own brothers and carrying out suicide
bombings are not Muslim and we have no link with them. We would also
help Police to identity terrorists, they said.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)