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Pakistanis Down Afghan Jet

March 30, 1987|Associated Press

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani jet fighters shot down an intruding Afghan warplane today over an area where more than 150 people have been killed by Afghan air raids, officials said.

A Defense Ministry spokesman said Pakistani air force fighters hit the plane about 10 miles inside Pakistan near the border town of Parachinar. He said the Afghan plane went down in the mountains north of the town. Military patrols were searching for the plane's wreckage, but it was not clear if the pilot had made it back across the border into Afghanistan before the damaged plane crashed, the spokesman said.

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