A suspected Taliban laying for a medical care after being taken down by the Afghan National Army in a battle in Herat province, Dec. 22, 2020. [Photo: MoD/twitter]

HERAT, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army (ANA) arrested at least three suspected Taliban in a battle with the group in western province of Herat, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement Tuesday.

According to the statement, the Taliban planned to carry attack against security forces in the city when they faced heavy retaliation by the national army.

“3 #Taliban were arrested by ANA in Herat provincial center today morning,” said the MoD in a tweet. “They were planning to target security personnel when they were wounded and arrested by #ANA.

Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.


  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.