According to Herat provincial spokesman Jilani Farhard, a key Taliban commander along with his five fighters were killed in an air strike in Chisht district of the province.
In a separate incident, the Taliban fighters attacked Farsi district late on Tuesday night.
Local residents confirmed the attack adding that the insurgent group had captured parts of the district, killing at least five policemen.
However, Mr. Jilani said that the Taliban attack was repelled and at least 8 insurgents were killed in the clashes.
Moreover, he rejected the casualty of Afghan forces.
The Taliban militant group claimed that at least 5 policemen were killed and 6 others wounded in their attack on the district.