MIRANSHAH (Staff Report) – At least seventy nine Taliban militants including three key commanders on Friday laid down arms in North Waziristan tribal region near Afghan border.

According to sources, the development took place in Miran Shah, headquarters of the North Waziristan Agency, where the Pakistan Army has been battling foreign and local militants since June 2014.

The militants said they wanted to lead a peaceful life. Operation Zarb-e-Azb has achieved success in the tribal area, and now the military is consolidating its positions.