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Iranian fighter jet crashes, killing 2

An Iranian F-4 Phantom fighter jet crashed during training exercises near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, killing both pilots, state television reports.

State TV quotes a local security official as saying the plane had crashed about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the city of Konarak in Iran’s southern Sistan-Baluchistan province.

“Unfortunately a military training aircraft crashed today due to technical problems,” killing the pilot and co-pilot, Ali Asghar Mirshekari, the provincial deputy security chief, tells the channel.

— AFP

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