KABUL: A Taliban spokesman claims the group has shot down a US military aircraft over eastern Afghanistan.
The US military said on Monday it was investigating reports of a crash in Taliban-controlled territory.
Footage purportedly taken from the snowy wreckage site showed the US air force insignia on the charred fuselage.
A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a statement posted online: “An American invader aircraft has been shot down. Lots of officers have been killed.”
He claimed high-ranking CIA officers had been on board the plane. Neither the footage nor his claims could be verified.
Tariq Ghazniwal, a local journalist, told the Guardian he saw two bodies but others had counted a total of five.