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US transport plane crashes in Afghanistan killing 12

US transport plane crashes in Afghanistan killing 12

By Rob Crilly for Telegraph

An American C-130 transport plane crashed at Jalalabad airport,Afghanistan, shortly after midnight on Friday morning killing twelve people, according to officials.

The city is close to the eastern border with Pakistan, an area prone to Taliban attacks.

The plane's five-man crew died, according to a US military spokesman, along with five passengers, civilians contracted by the US-led coalition.

Two Afghan civilians were killed on the ground, Col Brian Tribus told NBC News, adding that there was no hostile activity in the area at the time.

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