A US Air Force plane carrying five people crashed in eastern Afghanistan Monday, confirms Pentagon officials.
“It was not immediately clear if there were any survivors and officials said there are no indications that the plane – an E-11A – was shot down. The plane is the military version of the civilian Bombardier Global Express business jet,” reports Fox News.
“Local Afghan officials had said earlier on Monday that a passenger plane from Afghanistan’s Ariana Airlines had crashed in a Taliban-held area of the province. However, Ariana Airlines told the AP that none of its planes had crashed in Afghanistan,” adds Fox.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
FLASHBACK: Obama Promised SIX TIMES to End War in Afghanistan by 2014
Despite Obama’s repeated pledges, the task of concluding the war in Afghanistan now falls to President Trump, who addressed the nation over the ongoing conflict on Monday evening.
The President told the American people the US is shifting its policy away from nation building, and will refocus its efforts on “killing terrorists.”
“From now on, victory will have a clear definition: attacking our enemies, obliterating ISIS, crushing Al Qaeda, preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan, and stopping mass terror attacks against America,” said the President.
h/t Town Hall
ISIS STRIKES BACK: Terror Group SLAUGHTERS DOZENS in Afghanistan Attack
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Thursday’s devastating multiple suicide-bomb attack in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital, killing at least 41 people and injuring nearly 100 at a cultural center in Kabul.
According to the New York Post, ISIS used three suicide bombers to slaughter dozens at a the Shiite Muslim Cultural Center in the center of the city, where hundreds of people gathered to mark the anniversary of the USSR’s invasion of Afghanistan nearly forty years ago.
“We were inside the hall in the second row when an explosion from behind took place,” said a student who was on the scene. “After the blast there was fire and smoke inside the building and everyone was pleading for help.”
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani addressed the nation a short-time later, calling the suicide-bombings a “crime against humanity.”
“The terrorist have killed our people,” said Ghani. “The terrorists have attacked our mosques, our holy places and now our cultural center.”