The Afghan national defense and security forces have confiscated up to eight tons of explosives during an operation in central Logar province.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said the explosives were confiscated during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence and Police Special Forces in Azra district.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted on a hideout of the Haqqani terrorist network in the vicinity of Ragha Village.

The national defense and security forces have also arrested a suspected militant during the operation, the National Directorate of Security added in its statement.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

Logar is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of Afghanistan where Taliban and militants affiliated with the other groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.