Algeria: Military plane crash kills 257 near Algiers

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An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say.

The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers.

An investigation into the cause is under way. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared three days of national mourning.

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