UFO attacks Taliban
UFO attacks TalibanYouTube Screenshot

A viral video showing a 'UFO' destroying what is stated to be a Taliban base in Afghanistan has taken the internet by storm.

The one-minute-35-second YouTube clip contains footage of a mysterious triangular-shaped flying object using Star Wars-like firepower for destruction.

The location is reported to be a Taliban camp in the eastern Afghan city of Asadabad.

"As the crew of a Nato armoured vehicle watch on in the foreground, flashing lights suddenly flash spit forth from the underside of the mysterious object," states a Mirror report.

Explosions can be seen and heard and soon the place gets covered by the huge cloud of smoke. In the later part of the video, the person shooting it zooms in, giving viewers a close-up of the flying object.

The video, titled 'UFO attacks Taliban camp', was reportedly filmed by US Marines in March 2014.

YouTube users have been quick to comment on the film, which has been viewed more than 69,000 times since it was uploaded on 5 May.

While some users on social media claimed that the craft was a drone, others insist that it is fake.

Watch the video below: