March 1 (UPI) -- Police have arrested a German man they say served as an adviser to the Taliban during a raid on a bomb-making compound in southern Helmand province.
Officials said the man speaks German and said he's a German citizen. He was captured along with three other suspected Taliban militants in the Gereshk district.
Afghan officials say the suspect calls himself "Abdul Wadood," although his birth name is not known.
The suspect was identified as a "military adviser of Mullah Nasir," Gereshk police chief Ismail Khplwak said, and may have been making bombs for Taliban militants.
Omar Zwak, a provincial governor spokesman, said the man carried documents identifying him as a German citizen.
Experts say the Taliban has not been able to recruit as many foreign fighters from Europe as other terror groups, like the Islamic State militant group.