An American F-16 fighter crashed in Afghanistan, pilot saved

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Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook has said that the coalition forces are securing the crash site. He also said that the cause of the accident is under investigation.

An American F-16 fighter crashed in Afghanistan, pilot saved

On Wednesday morning, a United States Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed on take off near Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

According to some media reports, the Pentagon said the pilot ejected safely and is being medically evaluated.

The U.S. military’s main base of operations in Afghanistan, Bagram Air Field is located northeast of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook has said that the coalition forces are securing the crash site. He also said that the cause of the accident is under investigation.

However, there are 9,800 American troops still in Afghanistan as part of a training and advisory mission. Since the war on terror began 14 years ago by the US and its allies, Afghanistan has been crippled by insecurity and terrorism which also has been taking numerous civilian lives.

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