Around 300 Laghman Laghman residents launched armed campaign against the Taliban militants in Alingar district.
The provincial government media office following a statement said the around 20 villages were cleared from the Taliban militants’ presence.
The statement further added that the public uprising was led by a local tribal elder Noor Pashayewal.
Dara-e-Noor Lam Sahib, Parwai, Pariana, Jabar Khel and Mandal villages were cleared from the presence of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban militants, the statement added.
Local officials said Alingar residents launched campaign against Taliban militants after they started creating problems for the implementation of public welfare projects and prevented children from attending school.
This comes as hundreds of Nangarhar province launched public uprisal against the Taliban militants in Hesarak district on Tuesday.
Laghman is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Taliban militants are active in a number of districts and frequently carry out insurgency attacks.