Iran confirms reports that two missiles downed Ukraine airliner

Rescue teams work amidst debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran. (File photo: AFP)

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

“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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