US Defence Department breaks silence over Taliban claims of shooting down American Military plane

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US Defence Department breaks silence over Taliban claims of shooting down American Military plane

WASHINGTON: US Defence Department breaks silence over Taliban claims of shooting down American Military plane.

The US Defense Department confirmed Monday that a military jet crashed in Ghazni province in Afghanistan, but rejected Taliban suggestions that it was shot down.

Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier E-11A, a type of jet used as an airborne communications node in the region.

“While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire," Leggett said.

He gave no information on casualties in the crash.