Plane crashes in Afghanistan, causalities reported

KABUL (Reuters) – An unidentified plane crashed in southeastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, reportedly causing casualties, but few other details were available, Western and Afghan officials told Reuters.

The plane had taken off from the southeastern province of Khost, where U.S.-led coalition forces have a base, before crashing in a nearby province, Afghan officials said.

A Western source said he had heard reports of casualties, but had no further information.

A spokesman for the coalition forces in Kabul confirmed the crash, but said he had no details.

 

 

The crash occurred in an area where Taliban insurgents are active.

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