Afghan plane crash: Mystery over crash in Taliban territory

The US military has joined an investigation into a plane that crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. Local officials initially said the aircraft that came down in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, belonged to state-owned airline Ariana. But the airline denied this, prompting questions about the origin of the aircraft and the cause of the crash. Hardline Iranian news agency Fars posted footage of what it said was the plane, with US Air Force markings. Video and images posted on Fars’s social media accounts appeared to show a Bombardier E-11A…