Confirmed. The plane that crashed in #Afghanistan is from the #usairforce. This video allegedly shot by the #taliban at the scene is pretty clear. Now it is crucial to identify the two bodies inside. #planecrash
According to a U.S. military, "U.S. forces recovered the remains of two individuals from the site of the crash in Ghazni province, Afghanistan."
The statement released by the military also said the remains were "treated with dignity and respect by the local Afghan community.”
Also, U.S. forces recovered what is believed to be the flight data recorder and the destroyed wreckage of the plane.
"The cause of the crash is still under investigation; however, there is no indication that the crash was caused by enemy fire," the statement added.
A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said multiple attempts had been made to reach the plane crash site, but that they had been hampered by terrain and weather.
The officer said the plane had not carried any other individuals besides the two service members whose remains were recovered.
On the other side, Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said: "Taliban fighters on the ground counted six bodies at the site of the American plane crash."
He added that there could have been more, but the militant group could not be sure, as the fire had reduced everything to ashes.