KABUL, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- A Taliban weapons facilitator was detained Tuesday in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led coalition forces confirmed.
"An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Taliban facilitator and improvised explosive device ( IED) producer in Kandahar province today," it said in a statement.
The arrested militant is suspected of managing the construction of large quantities of IEDs, and organizing the transfer of the IEDs and other weapons to support the insurgency, it said without disclosing the name of the man.
The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents and seized two pounds of illegal narcotics in the operation in the province, 450 km south of Kabul.
The Taliban insurgent group, which has been waging an insurgency of more than one decade, have yet to make comments.
Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban, has seen increasing militancy despite continued military operations there.