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Security sources: Bomb by ISIS likely caused Russian crash

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 01:05

Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State militant group is the likely cause of the deadly Russian airliner crash over Egypt's Sinai peninsula, according to U.S. and European security sources. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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According to U.S. and European security sources, evidence now suggests a bomb was planted by Islamic State to bring down the Russian Metrojet airliner, Saturday. The officials stressed they had reached no final conclusions about the crash, which killed all 224 people on board. But amid an ongoing investigation, British foreign secretary Philip Hammond says an explosive device could be to blame. (SOUNDBITE)(English) BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, PHILIP HAMMOND, SAYING: ..."We have concluded that there is a significant possibility that that crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft. Earlier this evening, we delayed the return to the U.K. of British-bound flights that were on the ground at Sharm el-Sheikh, while we conducted a review of security at the airport." And now, he says, the U.K. is advising against all but essential travel by air through Sharm el-Sheikh airport. Egypt had dismissed claims that Islamic State militants were responsible for the crash. But many questions remain unanswered. Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State militant group is the likely cause of the deadly Russian airliner crash over Egypt's Sinai peninsula, according to U.S. and European security sources. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Security sources: Bomb by ISIS likely caused Russian crash

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 01:05