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12 killed, including 5 Americans, in Afghanistan plane crash

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12 people are killed, including five American service members, following a plane crash in Afghanistan. The U.S. C-130 transport plane was taking off from Jalalabad airport when it crashed.

The people on board were five U.S. service members, five civilian contractors, and two Afghan civilians.  The contractors were working with the "Resolute Support," the NATO-led mission to train and advise Afghan security forces.

The cause of the crash is not known at this time.  Military officials say there were no reports of hostile activity in the area.

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