UK investigators suspect bomb on board Russian jet

UK investigators suspect bomb on board Russian jet

UK investigators are working under the assumption a bomb was placed on board a Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt.

According to reports from the BBC, UK government officials suspect a device was placed in the hold shortly before take-off.

The UK government has suspended all flights to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as a result.

The working theory is based on intercepted communications between militants in the Sinai Peninsula.

The Metrojet Airbus A321 was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it came down in Sinai on Saturday.

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All 224 people on board, mainly Russian nationals, were killed.

However, both Egypt and Russia have said it is too early to draw conclusions about a potential bomb bringing down the plane.

Tens of thousands of Britons remain stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh, with ambitions to begin returning them today.

Under updated security protocols they will only be allowed to bring hand luggage.