The statement said that of the 36 people, four were from the Taliban organization in Afghanistan and 32 from the extremist organization “Islamic State”. They surrendered to the National Security Agency in the city of Jalalabad, the capital of the province, and handed over all weapons and ammunition.
The statement said that these militants had previously been active in the provinces of Haskamina, Shelzad, Achin and Hugiani.
Afghan security officials said that since 2010, more than 10,000 armed elements have laid down their arms and joined the peace process.
The “Islamic State” and the Afghan Taliban are active in the eastern part of the country, including the Nangarhar province adjacent to Pakistan.