Algeria Rules Out Terrorism in Plane Crash


Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has ruled out terrorism as a possible cause of the plane crash that killed 118 people, saying it is difficult to "target the plane with a missile at a height of 10,000 metres".


Photo: VOA

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people has vanished while en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. A French government official and the plane's Spanish owner says contact was lost with the aircraft over northern Mali.

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