Afghanistan officials confirm crash of aircraft in Ghazni province

An official in Afghanistan president´s Ashraf Ghani´s office has announced an aircraft crashed in central Afghanistan on January 27 in the Deh Yak district of Ghazni province, an area partly controlled by the Taliban, officials said.

Ghazni officials said the crashed aircraft appeared to belong to a foreign company, and not to state-owned Ariana Afghan Airlines as officials had previously believed.

Officials said there is no exact information on casualties and name of the airline. Dozens of private entities operate planes and helicopters across Afghanistan to move military contractors and aid.

A senior official in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani´s office in Kabul said an aircraft had crashed near Ghazni province and authorities were still seeking details from the site in the Sado Khel area of Deh Yak district of Ghazni province about 1:10 p.m. local time (0840 GMT).

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group was checking on reports of the plane crash.