Bishkek, Apr.12, 2018 / Kabar /. President Sooronbai Jeenbekov expressed his condolences to President of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika on multiple casualties caused by a military plane crash near Boufarik Airport, the press service of the President's Office reported.
"On behalf of the people of the Kyrgyz Republic and on my own behalf, I express my deep condolences in relation to the numerous victims as a result of the tragic military plane crash in Algeria. We share their grievous loss," the Kyrgyz President’s condolence telegram says.
Recall that an Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board. The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers.
An inquiry is under way into the cause of the crash - Algeria's worst-ever air disaster. The government has declared three days of national mourning.