January 27, 2020 / 10:15 AM / 21 days ago

Ariana Airlines plane crashes in central Afghan province -official

KABUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A plane operated by Afghanistan’s state-owned airline Ariana crashed in the country’s central Ghazni province, senior Afghan officials said on Monday.

Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor’s office in Ghazni city, said: “A Boeing plane belonging to the Ariana Afghan Airline, has crashed in the Sado Khel area of Deh Yak district of Ghazni province around 1:10 p.m. local time.”

The number of casualties was unclear, a second official told Reuters. (Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi, Editing by Catherine Evans)

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