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14 U.K. Troops Die in Afghan Plane Crash - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, (AP) – A NATO plane crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan, killing 14 British troops, according to a spokesman and the British Ministry of Defense. The International Security Assistance Force said the plane had reported a technical problem before going down and hostile fire did not appear to be the cause.

The British Ministry of Defense said the dead included 12 Royal Air Force personnel, a Royal Marine and an army soldier.

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