Uzbekistan mentioned it shot down an Afghan fighter plane and pressured the touchdown of twenty-two navy planes and 24 navy helicopters carrying practically 600 Afghan troops that ‘illegally’ crossed its border on the weekend when the Taliban took management of Afghanistan.
The 46 Afghan aircrafts carrying 585 troops had been ‘forcibly landed’ at Termez aiport in southern Uzbekistan on Saturday and Sunday after that they had fled the Taliban, the nation’s state prosecutor mentioned.
One of the Afghan navy planes that crossed the border was shot down by Uzbekistan’s air defence system on Sunday after it illegally entered the nation’s air area, the Uzbek defence ministry mentioned.
But the state prosecutor’s workplace contradicted this assertion and mentioned the plane had collided with an escorting Uzbek fighter jet inflicting each to crash within the southern province of Surkhondaryo.
‘The pilots of those plane landed by parachute,’ the assertion mentioned. The two pilots within the navy plane had been reportedly injured and positioned in custody.
It comes after each Uzbekistan and neighbouring Turkmenistan have held high-level talks with the Taliban bearing on safety and the way forward for regional infrastructure tasks.
One of the Afghan navy planes that crossed the border was shot down by Uzbekistan’s air defence system on Sunday after it illegally entered the nation’s air area, the Uzbek defence ministry mentioned. Video seems to present one of the pilots injured within the crash
One picture posted on Twitter seems to present the wreckage of the Afghan navy plane