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C-130 Crashed in Afghanistan, 11 People Died

Thursday 4 October 2018

KABUL (CBS News) – According to US military sources, a US military transport aircraft C-130J Hercules crashed on Wednesday in the capital of the eastern province of Afghanistan, Jalalabad. As a result of the accident, 11 people were killed, including six servicemen.

Five civilians who were members of the NATO mission in Afghanistan were among the victims.

Shortly thereafter, representatives of the Taliban, as it always happens, declared that the Taliban had shot down the plane. However, the US military command does not confirm the statements of militants, noting that the investigation into the causes of the crash continues.

At the same time, NBC reported that the plane crash claimed the lives of 12 people, including five US servicemen, five contractors, and two Afghani civilians.

A coalition spokesperson US Army Col. Brian Tribus has said the plane crashed shortly after midnight local time at Jalalabad Airport:

Cause of the crash and status of crew and others onboard remains unknown […] We are gathering more information and will release as appropriate.

Last week in the United States crashed the newest Air Force fighter aircraft of the F-35B, which has already been used in Afghanistan. This was the first crash event.

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