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Wreckage of Afghan Airliner Found Near Kabul

Western security officials in Afghanistan say searchers have found the wreckage of an Afghan passenger jet missing since Thursday.

Security officials say the Kam Air Boeing 737 was found Friday near Kabul, the Afghan capital. It was not immediately clear if any survivors were found.

Airline officials say the plane was carrying 104 people, including a number of foreigners. Nine of the passengers are believed to be Turkish nationals, and three were American women working for a health services agency. Six Russian crew members and two Afghan staff were also on board.

The plane was traveling from the western city of Herat to Kabul, but was turned away from the capital's airport because of a severe snow storm. Officials say the pilot had contacted an airport in neighboring Pakistan seeking permission to land, but that the plane never arrived there.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.