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German foreign minister says Malaysia plane may have been shot down

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Initial evidence suggests that the Malaysian passenger jet that came down in the Ukraine on Thursday may have been shot down, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

"At first glance there seems to be a lot to suggest that the plane did not just crash, but rather that there may have been a shot," Steinmeier said during a visit to Mexico City.

What consequences the incident would have would depend on what had caused the crash, he added.

A Ukrainian interior ministry official said the Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard.

(Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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