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US drone crashes in Ghazni

US drone crashes in Ghazni

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Mar 17, 2011 - 17:19

GHAZNICITY(PANinfo-icon): An unmanned spy plane belonging to NATOinfo-icon-led coalition forces has crashed in southern Ghazni province, the alliance said on Thursday.

The Ariel Vehicle (UAV) went down late on Wednesday after developing a technical fault, the Bagram based US forces told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A search operation had been launched in Gero district to find the wreckage, they said.

But a Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the fighters shot down the drone in Musakhel area of Gero district. Mujahid said they seized the debris.

Khial Mohammad, a resident, said the plane crashed late in the night and the Taliban took away its remains in the morning.

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