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Taliban says shot down crashed US C-130 plane in Afghanistan

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the US Air Force pictured at the Kabul International airportThe Taliban Friday claimed to have shot down a C-130 military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan, with NATO confirming that 11 people including six US soldiers were killed in the crash. NATO did not confirm the cause of the crash but it comes as Afghan forces — backed by NATO special forces and US air support — pushed into the centre of the northern city of Kunduz which was captured by the Taliban on Monday. “Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter.

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