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Missile attack takes down Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine

July 18, 2014
(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

There were 298 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down Thursday. A preliminary U.S. intelligence assessment indicated that the plane was taken down by an antiaircraft missile fired by pro-Russian separatists. The Ukrainian government and rebels blamed each other for the disaster. Read our previous updates from Thursday.