U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the United States lost contact with an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft over Afghanistan.
However, in comments to reporters in Washington Sunday, Mr. Rumsfeld said the military has no reason to believe the aircraft was shot down. He said sometimes there are control problems in such planes.
Saturday, Afghanistan's ruling Taleban claimed to have shot down an unmanned aircraft and said it was trying to determine what country launched it. At the time, U-S officials refused to comment on the report.