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NATO spy plane crashes in Kapisa

NATO spy plane crashes in Kapisa

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Jun 27, 2011 - 16:30

MEHMOOD RAQI (PANinfo-icon): A pilotless surveillance drone used by NATOinfo-icon-led troops has crashed in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province, the alliance said on Monday, but the Talibaninfo-icon claimed to have shot down the aircraft.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) media office in Kabulinfo-icon told Pajhwok Afghan News that the drone was carrying no important equipment at the time of the crash.

The Tagab district chief, Abdul Hakim Akhunzada, confirmed the crash, saying the aircraft went down in the Zangali area late on Sunday. He said the Taliban seized the remains of the plane.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, said the drone was a spy plane and that the Taliban had taken its debris.

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