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Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

AFP
Published Jan 21, 2020, 1:05 pm IST
Updated Jan 21, 2020, 1:05 pm IST
Iran's investigation into the aircrash outside Tehran confirms plane was hit by two Tor missiles
Photograph taken on January 11, 2019, shows people standing over the fragments of the Ukraine International Airlines plane Boeing 737-800 that was shot down by Iranian missiles outside Tehran on January 8, 2020. (AFP)
 Photograph taken on January 11, 2019, shows people standing over the fragments of the Ukraine International Airlines plane Boeing 737-800 that was shot down by Iranian missiles outside Tehran on January 8, 2020. (AFP)

Tehran: Iran's civil aviation authority confirmed, in a preliminary report posted on its website late Monday, that two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner that was brought down earlier this month.

"Investigators... discovered that two Tor-M1 missiles... were fired at the aircraft," it said, adding an investigation was ongoing to assess the bearing their impact had on the accident.

 

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