Four die in NATO plane crash in Afghanistan

KABUL Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:21pm EDT

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KABUL (Reuters) - Four members of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed on Saturday when their plane crashed in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said in a statement.

ISAF said there was no insurgent activity in the area when the plane went down over the volatile province of Zabul. The province's police chief Rogh Lewanai told Reuters that bad weather caused the plane to crash, in the district of Shahjoi.

Zabul, wedged between Kandahar and Ghazni, has seen much violence over recent weeks, including a suicide bomb attack in early April which killed a young U.S. diplomat, several U.S. soldiers and an unnamed U.S. civilian. Dozens of Afghan civilians have also been killed there this month.

(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni and Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Stephen Powell)

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Comments (7)
AntiWar4Ever wrote:
Please explain why it is that the nationalities of these “NATO” troops aren’t mentioned? Surely they’re from planet Earth!

At least do us the service, in your attempt to be a reporter, of letting us know where these people are from! Or, barring that, explain why, if it be case, this can’t be done for legal reasons. I don’t understand the glaring omission here. Were they Americans? Frenchmen? Germans? The public deserves to know

Apr 27, 2013 2:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AntiWar4Ever wrote:
Please explain why it is that the nationalities of these “NATO” troops aren’t mentioned? Surely they’re from planet Earth!

At least do us the service, in your attempt to be a reporter, of letting us know where these people are from! Or, barring that, explain why, if it be case, this can’t be done for legal reasons. I don’t understand the glaring omission here. Were they Americans? Frenchmen? Germans? The public deserves to know

Apr 27, 2013 2:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:
The plane was NOT shot down by the Taliban, and I live on another planet.
Now every time a plane is shot down, they say ” no insurgent activity” in the area.
“ISAF said there was no insurgent activity in the area when the plane went down”
Too bad Reuters included this in the same article:
“Zabul, wedged between Kandahar and Ghazni, has seen much violence over recent weeks, including a suicide bomb attack in early April which killed a young U.S. diplomat, several U.S. soldiers and an unnamed U.S. civilian. Dozens of Afghan civilians have also been killed there this month.”
Since it is huge lie, unfortunately we can assume Americans were killed. They always hide American deaths now so the US can stay and help the oil companies with their pipeline plan.

Apr 27, 2013 3:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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