U.S. Recovers Remains From Afghanistan Plane Crash, Officials Say

On Monday, the U.S. military said an E-11A aircraft had crashed in the province of Ghazni, but disputed claims by the Taliban militant group that they brought it down

The United States on Tuesday recovered the remains of individuals from a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan and was in the process of confirming their identities, U.S. and Afghan officials said on Tuesday.

On Monday, the U.S. military said an E-11A aircraft had crashed in the province of Ghazni, but disputed claims by the Taliban militant group that they brought it down.

Earlier on Tuesday, Afghan forces and Taliban fighters clashed in a central region where the U.S. military plane crashed as the government tried to reach the wreckage site in a Taliban stronghold.

The U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said multiple attempts had been made to recover the remains but they had been hampered by the terrain and weather.

The official said the remains were believed to be of two service members who were on the plane.

The Pentagon declined to comment.

Ghazni provincial police chief, Khalid Wardak, told Reporters that two bodies were airlifted by U.S. forces from the crash site on Tuesday.

Source ; News Agencies

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *