US Military Plane Crashes in Afghanistan

Taliban Says at Least 6 People were Killed in the Crash


US military has confirmed that one of its planes crashed in east Afghan on Monday.

US military spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett said in a statement that there was no indication that the plane was shot down by enemies.

Afghan forces who were deployed to the site immediately after the crash was confirmed were ambushed by Taliban fighters forcing the soldiers to retreat.

Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said clashes broke out between Afghan force and Taliban fighters at the crash site.

“Taliban fighters on the ground counted six bodies at the site of the US plane crash,” Mujahid said. However, the fatalities have not been confirmed by the US military.

The aircraft believed to be a Bombardier E-11A is reported to have crashed in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni.