Monday, December 14, 2009

Weapon supplier nabbed in Taliban birthplace

KABUL, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Afghan troops in conjunction with the NATO-led multinational force apprehended a weapon supplier to militants in Taliban birthplace Kandahar, south Afghanistan on Monday, a statement of the military alliance released here said.

"Afghan and International Security forces detained a Taliban weapon facilitator in Kandahar today," the statement added.

The man, detained from Panjwai district without any shots, according to the statement was involved in shipment of weapons to Taliban militants in the restive region. However, it did not give his name.

In the statement, it added that some more militants were detained during the operation against the weapon facilitator. Taliban militants fighting the troops have not made comment.

Kandahar, a former stronghold of Taliban and the neighboring Helmand and Zabul provinces have been the scene of increasing insurgency over the past couple of years.

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