The plane that crashed in Afghanistan on Monday is a US military flight. The Taliban claims that they have brought the aircraft down over their own territory.
Images circulating on social media show the crashed Bombardier E-11A, which is used by the US Air Force.
US authorities have confirmed to Reuters news agency that it is a military aircraft, but do not want to disclose details. It is unknown how many people were on board the aircraft.
The plane crashed around 1.10 pm in the province of Ghazni. Initially, local authorities reported that it was a Boeing from Ariana Afghan Airlines, but soon the national airline was able to report that they did not miss any aircraft from the fleet.