KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban claim to have downed an American tilt-rotor aircraft in Afghanistan, but NATO will only say the crash is under investigation.
The crash in the southeastern part of the country killed four people and injured a number of others. NATO says they were taken to a military base for treatment.
The aircraft involved is a CV-22 Osprey, which can take off like a helicopter but then rotates the engines on its wings so it can fly like a conventional plane. During its development, it suffered a number of fatal crashes, including one in 2000 that killed 19 Marines.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, regional police in the western part of the country say a roadside bomb struck a small bus, killing three civilians and wounding five others.