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Taliban says it shot down plane carrying high-ranking US military personnel

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The Taliban shot down a plane carrying US military personnel in Afghanistan's Ghazni, a spokesman for the terrorist organization said on Monday, adding that everyone on board was killed, including high-ranking officials.

The US military said on Monday that it is investigating reports of a plane crash in Afghanistan.

“U.S. Central Command is aware of the reports of a U.S. aircraft crash in Afghanistan. We are currently monitoring the situation and will provide additional information when possible,” according to a statement by US Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for CENTCOM carried by US media outlets.

(With Reuters)