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MIRANSHAH, 6 November: Former Taliban commander Maulvi Abdul Khaliq has surrendered along with his followers to security forces in North Waziristan Agency.

According to the political administration of the agency, son of the commander Maulana Zakria was among the surrendered Taliban.

The administration said that the commander belonged to ‘Inteqam Group’  while its spokesperson Gegal alias Maqbol was killed along with his guards in Afghanistan.

Abdul Khaliq would run a seminary Gulshan-e-Ilm in Miran Shah and was a prominent member of Hafiz Gul Bahadur group.

Khaliq was known for training suicide bombers and would assign target to them. The administration said that the surrendered Taliban would be treated like Taliban commanders who surrendered before.

Abdul Khaliq ran Afghanistan after Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched against terrorists and surrendered to the Pak army after three years.