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Iran shoots down a US military plane - 100 dead
By:Hosain Asghar, Cypress
Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:42 pm



The state-run IRINN TV network aired a report on Tuesday claiming that about 100 bodies had been found at the site of a US military plane crash in Afghanistan on Monday.

IRINN cited an Associated Press (AP) report that said "nearly 100 corpses" were found at the site, according to BBC Monitoring.

The AP has since said that such report did not exist, BBC Monitoring said.

The aircraft, a US Air Force Bombardier E-11A, is widely believed to have been carrying no more than six people at the time of the crash.

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Iranian state TV cited a report by the Associated Press (AP) claiming that 100 bodies were found at the site of a US military plane crash in Afghanistan, but the news agency says this report doesn't exist.

The Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN), which is part of the state-run Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, reported Tuesday, according to BBC Monitoring: "US authorities have not yet released official casualty figures but the Associated Press, quoting local officials in Ghazni Province in Afghanistan, has announced that nearly 100 corpses have been found at the crash site."

The AP has published reports on the disaster, but none of them have contained the 100-bodies figure. The news agency also told BBC Monitoring that it did not report this, the monitoring site tweeted Tuesday.

The AP has not yet responded to Business Insider's request for comment.