Islamabad - Taliban militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan said they knew nothing about the whereabouts of the Malaysian plane.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan, who are seeking to oust foreign troops and set up an Islamic state, said the missing plane had nothing to do with them.

“It happened outside Afghanistan and you can see that even countries with very advanced equipment and facilities cannot figure out where it went,” he said. “So we also do not have any information as it is an external issue. Pakistan and India already have said that they would help spot the plane.