Maimana, Afghanistan/Xinhua/UNI: The Afghan government forces following cleanup operations launched Friday in Qaisar district of the northern Faryab province have driven the militants out of five villages and restored law and order there, provincial police office said in a statement released here Saturday.
The villages recaptured from the insurgents include Arzoloq, Belalbek, Yaqarbagh, Rigration and Sufi Qala, the statement asserted, adding law and order have been restored there.
Three insurgents have been killed and three others wounded in the ongoing operation, according to the statement.
Three security personnel have also suffered injuries, following the militants' defensive gunfire, the statement further added.
Taliban militants fighting the government forces to regain power haven't commented.