Seven killed as Azerbaijani cargo plane crashes in Afghanistan

Baku, May 19 (IANS) At least seven people were killed as an Azerbaijani cargo plane crashed in Afghanistan, an official said on Thursday.

Azerbaijan Civil Aviation Administration said an An-12 cargo plane, rented from Silk Way (company) for cargo shipping purposes, crashed in Helmand province of Afghanistan.

There were nine people aboard the plane, Xinhua news agency quoted the administration as saying.

The administration said it will set up a task force to investigate the accident.

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