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An Afghan guerrilla group, Hezbi-i-Islami, claimed responsibility for shooting down an airliner in Afghanistan last week, killing 52 people. The Afghan government has charged that guerrillas downed the plane with a U.S.-made missile. But a rebel spokesman in Pakistan quoted a letter from a guerrilla commander in southern Afghanistan as saying his men used a Soviet-made SAM-7 missile after they learned that the plane was carrying Soviet and Afghan officials.


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