Khuzdar (Staff Report): At least 26 militants belonging to various outlawed militant groups surrendered their weapons to authorities in Balochistan on Friday.

The militants laid down their weapons under the leadership of commander Omar Baloch , who belonged to an outlawed organisation.

The militants surrendered at a ceremony organised at the Kalat Scouts campus in Khuzdar. PML-N Senator Niamatullah Khan Zehri, Commandant Kalat Scouts Colonel Rizwan Afzal and other officials participated in the weapons laying ceremony.

During the last two years, more than 1,600 militants have abandoned a bloody armed struggle against the state.