After a missile hit Poland, fears of a global conflict rose. Here’s what we know about the explosion.
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A blast in eastern Poland rattled the international community this week, as many world leaders were gathered to meet at the G20 summit. The explosion, which both NATO and Poland now say was likely unintentional, hit a grain silo in the border town of Przewodow the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 15.
News of the explosion, which coincided with a Russian missile attack across Ukraine, quickly stirred up fears that the conflict was widening in scope. Despite initial suspicion that the missile that crossed Polish borders was of Russian origin, President Andrzej Duda said on Wednesday that early findings suggest it was in fact a Ukrainian air defense missile, which entered the country by mistake.
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