US military confirms Afghan crash but disputes plane shot down

US officials say they have recovered human remains from a military aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan.
The plane went down in a mountainous area of Ghazni province, which is partly controlled by the Taliban.
The US has denied reports that Taliban fighters shot the aircraft down.

Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Kabul.

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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