ISAF: 4 killed in U.S. aircraft crash in Afghanistan
The CV-22 Osprey -- the aircraft that crashed -- is used to for long-range infiltration and resupply operations for the U.S. military.
- U.S. aircraft crashes in southern Afghanistan
- Three U.S. service members and one civilian employee killed in crash
- Cause of the crash of the Air Force CV-22 Osprey was not known
(CNN) -- A U.S. aircraft crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing three U.S. service members and one civilian employee, a statement from NATO-led forces said Friday.
The cause of the crash of the Air Force CV-22 Osprey was not known, said the International Security Assistance Force statement. Several other service members were injured in the crash late Thursday night.
The CV-22, which conducts long-range infiltration and resupply operations for the U.S. military, went down seven miles west of the city of Qalat, the capital of Zabul province.
Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban in the region, said Taliban fighters shot down the aircraft. Another spokesman, Qari Yoseph, also claimed responsibility and said that 30 Americans had been killed.
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