It is claimed that everyone on board was killed when the jet went down in the snow-covered Deh Yak, a remote and mountainous district south -west of Kabul, at about 1. pm local time on Monday.
However the exact figure of casualties is not yet clear.
Ghazni Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai told local media that the bodies of two pilots had been recovered, the aircraft was completely burnt and it was foreign.
Members of the Taliban went to the crash site and attempted to put out a fire, and Afghan soldiers and air crash investigators were attempting to access the scene, according to reports. But Afghan special forces faced security issues, including roadside bombs, it was reported.
In the aftermath, there was confusion over who owned the plane and where it was flying to and from.
Senior government officials initially said it was a Boeing 920 – 737 operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines, but the state-owned carrier said none of its planes had crashed.
Journalist Bilal Sarwary wrote on that the plane crashed about nine miles from the center of Deh Yak district.
He added: “After the crash, there was a big deafening noise, Taliban now trying to put an end to the fire, TWO tribal elders in the area tells me. “
Later, he wrote: “ANDSF [Afghan National Defense and Security Forces] not in the area, area is TB [Taliban] controlled and there are road side bombs, am told. “
After local officials claimed the plane belonged to Ariana, the airline’s acting CEO Mirwais Mirzakwal told Reuters:” There has been an airline crash but it does not belong to Ariana because the two flights managed by Ariana today from Herat to Kabul and Herat to Delhi are safe. “
It came after three senior Afghan government officials claimed one of Ariana’s planes had crashed.
Afghan media, quoting officials, said more than people were on board.
But the statements were later retracted and officials confirmed that it was not an Ariana plane.
Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said the cause of the crash was not known.
Afghan special forces were being sent to the site, TOLO News reported.
Ambulances were to transport the victims’ remains to a Taliban-controlled location, it was reported.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, had earlier told Reuters that the group was checking on reports of the plane crash.