Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- April 30, 2013

Officials: Seven Died In US Cargo Plane Crash In Afghanistan -- NBC

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Seven people were killed when a U.S.-run civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff at Bagram Airfield outside of Kabul, officials said on Tuesday.

A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) added that the cause of Monday's crash was unknown, but dismissed Taliban claims of responsibility, saying there were no reports of "enemy activity" around the base.

ISAF did not release details on the nationalities of those killed, referring questions to National Air Cargo, the company running the flight.

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, April 30th -- ISAF
Roadside bombs kill 8 in Afghanistan, including 3 NATO soldiers -- FOX News
NATO: Bomb kills 3 troops in Afghanistan -- AP
Roadside bomb kills three NATO soldiers in Afghan south -- Reuters
3 coalition troops killed in Afghanistan -- CNN
Afghan forces suffer heavy casualties during opium eradication -- Khaama Press
Loss of U.S. air power a worry in Afghanistan -- USA Today
US Cargo Plane Crash in Afghanistan Kills 7 -- ABC News/AP
Afghanistan's Dangerous Bagram Airfield Just Had Its Deadliest Crash -- Atlantic Wire
US forces in Afghanistan nearly destroyed vital airfield -- The Guardian
37 more missiles fired from Pakistan in Kunar province -- Khaama Press
Pakistan’s failing relationship with Afghanistan -- Al Arabiya
US commission: Religious freedom in Afghanistan remains ‘exceedingly poor’ -- Washington Post/AP
As Afghans search for loved ones, hope comes over the airwaves -- Stars and Stripes
A Fake Apple Store In Afghanistan Is Selling The iPhone 5 For $700 -- Forbes
Game changer: Maj. Gen. Abrams on the “homegrown” rejection of Taliban in Afghanistan -- Yahoo News

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