27 Dead in Kazakhstan Military Plane Crash

Border security chief Turganbek Stambekov among those dead

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 25, 2012 10:13 AM CST

(Newser) – Kazakhstan's acting border service chief was among 27 people killed in a military plane crash today near a southern city, authorities said. The An-72 crashed at 7:55am EST about 12 miles away from the city of Shymkent near the border with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan'...   Read full story »

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