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Ethiopian Military Plane Crash Lands, Explodes at Mogadishu Airport

Somali security officials say an Ethiopian cargo plane carrying weapons has crash landed at an airport in Mogadishu.

Witnesses say the plane burst into flames Friday, sending thick black smoke into the sky at the international airport in the Somali capital.

Officials say at least one of the six crew members died. The cause of the crash is not clear.

Loud explosions heard following the crash suggest there were munitions on board. Ethiopia has not commented on the situation.

Ethiopia is helping the Somali government battle the Al-Shabab insurgent group, which is trying to impose a strict version of Islamic law on the country.

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