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Dutch prosecutors confirm Buk strike on MH17

29 September 2016

There is "irrefutable evidence" the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that crashed over war-torn Ukraine on 17 July 2014 was hit by a Russia-made 9M38 Buk (SA-11 'Gadfly') missile, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service's Joint Investigation Team (JIT) announced on 28 September 2016, at a press conference for relatives of the 298 victims.

All forensic examinations, witness statements, telecommunications information, satellite images, radar data, findings by experts, and other supporting evidence "point to an attack by a ground-based air defence system", the JIT said in a statement.

Investigating other scenarios, the JIT ruled out either an accident or a terrorist attack from inside the aircraft.

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