The Afghan Taliban on Friday claimed that they had shot down a US military plane and at least 11 people are believed to have been killed in the crash. 

A C-130 military transport plane of the US forces in Afghanistan crashed in the early hours of Friday in Jalalabad city in the Nangarhar province, and NATO confirmed that 11 people, including six soldiers and five civilians were killed, AFP reported. 

However, NATO has not verified the Taliban claim. 

"Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad.Based on credible information 15 invading forces and a number of puppet troops were killed," a Taliban spokesman claimed on Twitter.

US planes have carried out airstrikes against Taliban militants in Kunduz after the terrorists took control of the town earlier this week. 

However, Afghan government officials confirmed on Thursday that they had liberated Kunduz from Taliban control, claiming that Afghan forces killed hundreds of militants. 

Taliban has been on a resurgent offensive in Afghanistan in recent months, launching deadly strikes across the country, including in the capital city of Kabul.