According to local authorities in eastern Afghanistan, a US drone on Friday crashed in eastern Ghazni province.

Provincial governor spokesman Modasir Afghan said, the drone crashed at Janjat village in Deh-Yak district, due to technical problems.

In the meantime a spokesman for the Taliban group Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that the drone was shot down by the Taliban fighters.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid also said that they have taken the damaged drone with them.

This is the firt time a US drone crashes in eastern Ghazni province.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force yet to comment regarding the incident.