Afghan military plane crashes in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — An Afghan military plane has crashed inside Uzbekistan, the Central Asian country’s defense ministry says, confirming earlier reports.

“The military plane illegally crossed the border of Uzbekistan. An investigation is under way,” ministry spokesman Bakhrom Zulfikarov tells AFP, confirming Uzbek media reports of a crash taking place last night in Uzbekistan’s southern province of Surkhondaryo, which borders Afghanistan.

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