The police forces foiled a large-scale attack plot by Taliban militants in Obe district killing at least 20 Taliban fighters.

The Police Headquarters of Herat in a statement said a large number of Taliban militants had gathered to launch a large-scale attack to capture Obe district and Ganabad village.

However, the police forces launched an operation before the militants stage the attack killing at least 20 militants and injuring 10 others.

The Herat Police Chief Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel said the security forces have recently arrested several foreign militants which proves that the neighboring countries specifically Pakistan support the terror groups in Afghanistan.

Gen. Amarkhel assured the residents of Herat province that the security forces will fight to the last drop of blood to thwart enemy conspiracies for disrupting the security of Herat, harming the lives and dignity of the people and territorial integrity of the country.

Meanwhile, the Herat police said two police soldiers also lost their lives during the clash which started at 7pm last evening and continued until 4 am on Thursday.