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Fragments Found at MH17 Site Might Be From Russian Missile: Officials

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AMSTERDAM — Some of the debris recovered from the site where Flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine may belong to a Russian-made missile system, Dutch officials said Tuesday.

Image: Debris from a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777
Debris from a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 lies on the ground near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, in this July 18, 2014 file photo. MAXIM ZMEYEV / Reuters, file

According to the Netherlands' national prosecutor's office, the fragments were in the possession of the Dutch Safety Board, which is conducting the civilian investigation into the crash. They were possibly from a BUK surface-to-air missile system.

Dutch prosecutors are taking part in a joint international criminal investigation into the incident.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in July 2014, killing all 298 aboard, mostly Dutch citizens.