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Afghanistan: One dead after runway attack

March 16, 2012


An Afghan man who crashed a stolen vehicle on to the runway at a British base in Afghanistan as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived there has died of his injuries.

The man died on Thursday morning of severe burns, said Lieutenant General Curtis Scaparotti, deputy commander of American forces in Afghanistan.

He said the driver apparently had a container of fuel in the vehicle, which ignited during Wednesday’s crash at the airfield at Camp Bastion, Britain’s biggest base in Afghanistan.


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