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Eight Iraqi soldiers killed in plane crash

BAGHDAD, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- At least eight Iraqi soldiers were killed Tuesday in a plane crash in Wasit Governorate southern Baghdad, said a security source.
The military aircraft crashed near the town of Al-Kout, while heading from Basra to the capital Baghdad, Iraqi security sources told KUNA, adding that primary reports indicated that the crash was due to a malfunction. (end) ahh.ag