The fundamentalist group, which now rules Afghanistan, put the bodies on display to deter others. The move comes after a Taliban founder said executions and amputations will return.
Herat residents are worried about the situation in the western Afghan city. With the exit of US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan near completion, the Taliban has ramped up its offensive, capturing half the country's districts and border crossings and encircling several provincial capitals.
Hundreds of commandos were deployed to the western city of Herat as the Afghan government forces struggled against Taliban assaults on several major cities, with insurgents stepping up a nationwide offensive.