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At least 250 dead in Algerian Military Plane Crash

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At least 257 people have died in a military plane crash near the capital of Algeria today.

A spokesman for the Algerian Civil Protection Agency says the plane was carrying soldiers when it came down in an area near the military base it had just taken off from. The plane crashed in an agricultural zone where there were no residents. 

According to the Algerian Defense Ministry, the cause of the crash has not been determined and offered condolences to the victim's families. The crash is under investigation.

The plane had been in the air for about 20 miles before it crashed into a field. It was heading to a military base in Bechar which is in southwest Algeria. 

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