Afghan plane crash: Mystery over crash in Taliban territory

A plane has crashed and caught fire in south-west Afghanistan, officials say.

Afghan plane crash: Mystery over crash in Taliban territory

The aircraft came down in Ghazni province’s Deh Yak district, south-west of the capital Kabul, in an area with a strong Taliban presence.

Local officials initially said it was a passenger plane belonging to Afghan airline Ariana.

However, the airline said all of its fleet were accounted for, and the country’s aviation body later announced that no civilian plane had crashed.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the BBC that his group had not yet located the aircraft.

The cause of the crash remains unclear, and no details about casualties have been given.

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