Kazakh jet crash kills 27
Kazakhstan's acting border-service chief was among 27 people killed in a military-plane crash on Tuesday near a southern city, another blow to the agency after he was appointed in June to deal with the aftermath of a mass killing involving a conscript.


The Russian-made An-72 crashed about 7 pm local time about 12 miles, or 20 kilometers, from the city of Shymkent, near the border with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan's Committee for National Security said in a statement. (AP)