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Five Taliban militants sought pardon from a public gathering for "crimes" they committed during their rule in Swat valley in northwest Pakistan, a media report said in Islamabad on Saturday.
The militants told the gathering of residents of Kabal sub-division that they had made a mistake by joining the Taliban, whose leadership is "anti-Pakistan and anti-Islam."
The militants are residents of Kabal, a former Taliban stronghold, and were arrested during the operation conducted by the army in Swat last year. This was the first time that Taliban militants appeared at a public gathering in Swat, located 160 kms from Islamabad.