At least eight militants of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) surrendered to security forces on Saturday.

According to political agent of Kurram Agency, Shahab Ali Shah, eight TTP members laid down  arms and handed themselves over to security forces operating in the troubled areas.

It should be mentioned that armed forces have cleared most areas from extremists and only five to eight percent area of Kurram Agency was occupied by militants where the military operation was in progress to wipe out militancy.

Shahab Ali said that tribesmen who were forced to move to safer places due to terror activities and clashes between militants and security forces were being sent to native areas.

He said that local jirga and government were making joint efforts for restoration of peace in Kurram Agency on permanent basis.