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Passenger Jet Shot Down Over Kiev, Missile Suspected

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) _ An adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister says a Malaysian passenger plane carrying 295 people has been shot down over a town in the east
of the country.

Anton Gerashenko says on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit Thursday by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.

A similar launcher was seen by Associated Press journalists near the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhne earlier Thursday.

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Posted by on Jul 17 2014. Filed under News.

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