Afghanistan plane crash: U.S. military plane crashes in Taliban territory

A spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan said there were no indications that the crash was caused by enemy fire.
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The plane was a U.S. Bombardier E-11A, an electronics surveillance aircraft that helps boost tactical communications on the battlefield.

The province where it crashed is one of Afghanistan’s most volatile, with Taliban forces controlling or contesting several of its districts. In 2018, the insurgents overran Ghazni’s provincial capital, and that same year a Taliban-claimed roadside bomb killed three American soldiers there.