killing 11 At least one person in a US plane crash of type C 130 Heracles, at an airport in Afghanistan, where the plane crashed in the middle of the night local time Afghan (19:30 GMT) In Jalalabad airport, according to the US military announced.
He was quoted by the AFP news agency quoted Colonel in the US Army, Brian Tripos, saying: that “Six of the dead worked in the US military, while the rest are civilian contractors”.
The Taliban, on Friday, they “It dropped US military transport plane C – 130 Behind that crashed in eastern Afghanistan 11 Dead last night”.
Said Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, in a tweet: “Mujahdona dropped with four engines in Jalalabad US airliner”, It did not provide the NATO mission so far no explanation for the causes of the plane crash.
The plane C 130 Military aircraft are used primarily to transport troops and heavy cargo, where he is still around 10 Thousands of US forces in Afghanistan after the change in plans for the gradual withdrawal earlier this year, and about 1000 Of foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan where the crash occurred, according to NATO, working with 40 Several thousand of Afghan forces.
US President Barack Obama has promised to keep a small force in Afghanistan at the US Embassy by the end of the year 2016.
the source: Agencies