Eight people have been killed in a civilian cargo plane crash in the US-run Bagram Air Base in eastern Afghanistan near the capital city, Kabul.
According to Press TV, Afghan officials say the aircraft crashed on Monday at about 3 p.m. local time.
Taliban have claimed that they have brought down the plane.
A US military official said the cargo plane crashed from a low altitude immediately after it took off from the base.
Afghan intelligence officials have launched an investigation into the incident. They have also arrested two men who placed explosives in their fuel trucks to detonate them inside the US air base.
Earlier on Saturday, four US airmen were killed when their MC-12 spy plane crashed in Afghanistan’s southern province of Zabul.
The Pentagon said the crash of the MC-12 is under investigation.