Afghan Taliban shot down US Military plane, claims killing high ranking CIA and Army Officers onboard

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Afghan Taliban shot down US Military plane, claims killing high ranking CIA and Army Officers onboard

KABUL -Afghan Taliban shot down US Military plane, claims killing high ranking CIA and Army Officers onboard.

The Taliban said on Monday it had shot down a US military plane in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan.

A statement from the Taliban said that all passengers, which they say included high ranking CIA officers, were killed, according to Reuters' Afghanistan correspondent link Ab Qadir Sediqi. link

The US military told The Associated Press (AP) link it was investigating.

Local media are reporting that there are six victims of the crash.

Tariq Ghazniwal, a local journalist, told the AP he saw two bodies laying besides the aircraft upon arrival at the scene.

The plane wreck was first thought to be that of an Ariana Afghan Airlines commercial aircraft.

At first, Arif Noori, a spokesman for Ghazni city's provincial governor, told Reuters link a Boeing plane belonging to the Ariana Afghan Airline crashed in the Deh Yak district of Ghazni province around 1:10 p.m. local time.