Several people have been detained in Iran over the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane with a missile.
Iran’s judiciary says investigations into the incident were continuing but provided no details.
President Hassan Rouhani said the probe would be overseen by a "special court".
"Iran makes arrests following accidental shootdown of Ukrainian plane" https://t.co/mCrACOAisU— Marina Y (@saraswati_79) January 14, 2020
Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 was brought down shortly it took off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board.
Most of the victims were Iranian and Canadian citizens.
For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied that its armed forces had shot down the Boeing 737-800 and suggested there had been a technical failure.
A Ukrainian Boeing-737 with more than 170 people from seven countries on board has crashed in Iran— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 8, 2020
The plane came down just after taking off on its way from Iran to Ukraine
It is thought there are no survivorshttps://t.co/GSBZ54blzp pic.twitter.com/LHmn1fvpp7
But as evidence mounted, the Revolutionary Guards said the operator of a missile defence system had mistaken the aircraft for a US cruise missile and fired at it.
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