12 killed as US transport plane crashes in Afghanistan


At least 12 people were killed after a US transport plane crashed at a local airport in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city late on Thursday, sources said early on Friday.

“The C-130 American plane crashed at Jalalabad airport at around midnight, leaving the causalities,” a source told Xinhua.

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Five US military soldiers were among the killed, according to the source.

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Details about the incident and the cause of the crash remained unknown.

“There is no new information about the incident yet,” a coalition spokesman, Toney Wickman, told Xinhua, adding more information will be released as appropriate.

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On June last year, a C-130 four-engine plane made an emergency landing in western Afghanistan and caused no casualties.



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