An aircraft carrying 38 passengers, including eight foreigners, and five crew members crashed on Monday in north Afghanistan, said officials.

The plane was en route from Afghanistan’s northern city of Kunduz to the capital city of Kabul.

The aircraft crashed somewhere near Salang Pass between Baghlan and Parwan provinces, about 100 km from Kabul, Interior Ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary told Xinhua.

He said the ministry was sending a team to probe into the accident.

Abdul Hamid Khan, head of the Kunduz airport, said that those on board included 38 passengers, eight of whom were foreigners, and five crew members.

The aircraft with the local airline Pamir Airways departed from Kunduz at 8.30 a.m., Mr. Khan said.

Rahimullah Hamid, general manager of Pamir Airways, told Xinhua that he was on way to the northern Salang area in a bid to check “an explosion site”.

Ahmad Javed Basharat, police spokesman of Baghlan province, said the plane crashed south of Salang Pass.

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