Russian military aircraft crashes, 8 killed (UPDATED)
The crash occurred in the Qandqistan area, governor Abdul Baser Salangi told Pajhwok Afghan News. He said the M-27 was an ISAF logistics aircraft en route to Bagram airfield.
He said the aircraft had been completely destroyed and that eight passengers had been killed.
ISAF said in a statement that the M-27 had been contracted to ISAF by a private company and was transporting logistics supplies to international forces. The statement did not elaborate on casualties.
District chief Abdul Alim Mujadedi said the aircraft caught fire at 12:00 am before it crashed. Police have begun an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.
Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, claimed the Taliban had shot down an ISAF Black Hawk helicopter and that all the soldiers onboard were killed.
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