World IN BRIEF : AFGHANISTAN : General Denies Report of Fatal Crash

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Afghan Gen. Rasheed Dostum, earlier reported by the official Pakistani news agency APP to have been killed in a plane crash along with former President Babrak Karmal, said today he knew nothing of any such crash. Dostum spoke to reporters in Kabul from Mazar-i-Sharif. "We have no information about any plane crash," Dostum said. "Obviously I am still alive." He said he didn't know Karmal's whereabouts.

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