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Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Iran's civil aviation authority confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner that was brought down earlier this month.

Published: 21st January 2020 01:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2020 01:07 PM   |  A+A-

Ukraine plane crash

Wreckage of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 at the scene of the crash in Shahedshahr, Iran. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

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

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

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