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Afghanistan worried about safety of its airspace after Ukraine crash

Jul 20, 2014    

KABUL (Reuters) - As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace.Afraid of being shot down, some airlines have decided to circumnavigate the area where pro-Russian rebels are fighting Ukrainian force after the crash, raising concern that companies could follow suit in other conflict zones such as Afghanistan.The Taliban, equipped mainly with small weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, do not have the milit...

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