European stocks close lower after missile explosion in Poland

European stocks closed lower Wednesday in the aftermath of a missile explosion in Poland.

The STOXX Europe 600, which includes around 90% of the market capitalization of the European market in 17 countries, was down 4.29 points, or 1%, at 430.15.

The UK’s FTSE 100 declined 18 points, or 0.25%, to close at 7,351.

Germany’s DAX 30 fell 144 points, or 1%, to finish the third trading day of the week at 14,234.

France’s CAC 40 lost 34 points, or 0.52%, to end at 6,607 while Italy’s FTSE MIB was off 168 points, or 0.68%, to 24,531.

Spain’s IBEX 35 was the worst performer of the day, shedding 87 points, or 1.06%, to 8,101.

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Source: Anadolu Agency