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Cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan; eight dead

An air cargo plane en route between Bagram Air Base and Kabul in Afghanistan has crashed killing all eight crew, it has been reported. The civilian plane operated by Transafrik International on behalf of National Air Cargo was carrying NATO equipment when it flew into a mountainside about 15 miles east of Kabul.

The plane involved was a L-100 Hercules aircraft, the civilian equivalent of the four-propeller C-130 military transport and had been in the country for about a month.

Afghan military have been deployed to secure the area and bring back bodies. At this time there has been no comment on the cause of the crash.

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