Three insurgents attempting to assassinate a provincial Ulema Council member by placing explosives in the scholar's car were detained by the National Directorate of Security personnel, according to the provincial spokesman Mahiuddin Noori.
"These individuals confessed that they were planning to kill religious scholars in Herat province," Noori said.
Noori also added that a prominent Taliban commander was killed in an Afghan-led operation in Kuzra district of Herat.
Afghan National Army Special Forces conducted the operation in the Haft Darband areas of the Kuzra district to eradicate a Taliban's hideout. Three Taliban fighters, including their commander Faiz Mohammad, were killed and 8 other Taliban fighters were injured.
Multiple explosives devices were seized at the time of operation.