An Afghan Air Force plane that crashed in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region was actually shot down by the Uzbek Armed Forces on the evening of August 15.
The Ministry of Defense of the Central Asian country reported that the air defense forces of the Air Force of Uzbekistan suppressed an attempt to illegally cross the air border by a military aircraft of Afghanistan
The pilots of the crashed plane survived, they were taken to hospital in serious condition. They were sent to a medical facility in Termez.
It also became known earlier that at least 143 Afghan servicemen arrived in Tajikistan on three planes and two helicopters.