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US military confirms Afghan crash but disputes plane shot down

The US military has affirmed one of its planes smashed in the eastern Afghan territory of Ghazni on Monday, yet contested case that the airplane had been brought somewhere around the foe fire. 

"While the reason for crash is under scrutiny, there are no signs the accident was brought about by foe fire," US military representative Colonel Sonny Leggett said in an announcement. 

Pictures and a video via web-based networking media purportedly from the accident webpage demonstrated what could be the remaining parts of a Bombardier E-11A airplane. The Reuters news organization couldn't confirm the pictures. 

Afghan powers were sent to the site following getting the report of the accident in the Deh Yak region, yet were trapped by Taliban contenders, Ghazni commonplace police boss Khalid Wardak told Reuters. 

Wardak said the powers in this manner got a request to withdraw and airborne move is to be made. 

Affirming the reports of conflicts, Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban representative, said Afghan powers supported by US military had attempted to catch the zone around the smashed airplane. 

He revealed to Reuters that the Taliban would permit a salvage group access to recoup bodies from the accident site. 

"Taliban warriors on the ground tallied six bodies at the site of the US plane accident," Mujahid said. 

The Taliban, which right now controls or holds influence over around a large portion of the nation, prior guaranteed the plane was cut down. 

"The plane, which was on a knowledge strategic, brought down in Sado Khel region of Deh Yak region of Ghazni area," said Taliban representative Mujahid in an announcement. 

He didn't state how the contenders had cut down the plane, which was utilized to give correspondence abilities in remote areas. 

Mujahid said the team on board included high-positioning officials from the United States, yet a senior US protection official denied that senior American officials were included. 

The equipped gathering, which has been pursuing a war against the US-drove powers since 2001, frequently misrepresents foe setback figures. 

Neighborhood Afghan authorities had said before on Monday that a traveler plane from the state-possessed Ariana Airlines had slammed in the Taliban-held region. In any case, the carrier denied beginning reports that it was the proprietor of the plane. 

"It doesn't have a place with Ariana in light of the fact that the two flights oversaw by Ariana today, from Herat to Kabul and Herat to Delhi, are protected," acting CEO Mirwais Mirzakwal told Reuters. 

Two authorities from Ghazni area said the smashed airplane seemed to have a place with an outside organization. 

"There is no definite data on losses and the name of the aircraft," Ghazni Provincial Governor Wahidullah Kaleemzai told private telecaster Tolo News prior on Monday. 

The accident comes as the Taliban and the US have been in chats on consummation the 18-year war in Afghanistan. Taliban has been pursuing an outfitted defiance since it was toppled from power following the September 2001 assaults in the US. 

Arrangements between the different sides started a year ago in Doha however have been hindered at any rate twice after Taliban assaults on US military work force in September and December. 

A week ago, another round of talks commenced with the US Special Representative on Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, meeting over and over the Taliban's central mediator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. 


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