The Taliban claim to have shot down a US military spy plane – killing everyone on board, including CIA officers – over its territory in central Afghanistan.
Footage shows the burning wreckage of a jet bearing the logos of the US Air Force and Air Combat Command.
The US Department of Defense has not yet commented, but is understood to be investigating reports that a military plane had crashed in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province
Ghazni Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai told local media that the bodies of two pilots had been recovered and the aircraft was foreign.
It resembled a Bombardier E-11A, a type of surveillance plane the US Department of Defense has used in Afghanistan, according to local media.
Afghan security forces, rescuers and investigators were unable to access the site because it was under Taliban control.
The Taliban did not provide any evidence to back up its claims that it shot down the aircraft.
All passengers were killed when the plane crashed in the snow-covered Deh Yak district, a remote and mountainous area, Shamshad News reported.
There was confusion in the aftermath, with senior government officials initially claiming it was a commercial Boeing 737-400 operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines.
But the state-owned carrier said none of its jets had crashed and government officials later said the plane was foreign.