US drone crashes in Afghanistan

Kabul, Feb 21 (IANS) A US drone crashed in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province with no loss of life on the ground, the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission confirmed on Sunday.

“An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crashed in Kandahar on Saturday night. No injuries or damage. No insurgent activity reported in that area,” Xinhua quoted RS as saying.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, the mission said.

Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban and former stronghold of the hardliner group, has been the scene of violent militancy in the past several years.

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