Russia confirms terrorism downed Sinai aircraft

17th Nov 2015
Russia confirms terrorism downed Sinai aircraft

FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov has confirmed to Russian president Vladimir Putin that an “act of terror” brought down a Russian A321 airliner in Egypt last month.

The Russian security chief said “traces of foreign explosives” were found amid debris from the Airbus plane.

A branch of so-called Islamic State said it downed the plane.

Nearly all of the 224 people killed were Russian.

In a transcript of the meeting released on the Kremlin website, Bortnikov said a bomb had been planted on board the Kogalymavia jet.


The device was thought to be the equivalent of up to one kilogramme of TNT.

The bomb shattered the plane mid-air on October 31st.

Russia has offered a $50m reward for information on the Sinai plane attackers.

Most of the A321 passengers were Russian tourists flying home from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.



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