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    ISAF's pilotless aircraft crashes in Paktika

    KABUL (PAN): A pilotless aircraft of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has crashed in southeastern Paktika province near the Pakistan border, the alliance said on Wednesday.

    In response to an email from Pajhwok Afghan News, the NATO-led force confirmed Tuesday’s incident in the Janikhel district of the restive province.

    “A small un-manned aircraft crashed and was recovered by ISAF forces in Janikhel district. The cause of the crash is not yet known,” the media office of the multinational force added.

    On the other hand, the Taliban claimed shooting down the aircraft. The group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said the plane caught fire after being hit in Soorkai Ghar area.