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Attack more likely behind Egypt plane crisis than technical fault -Egypt minister

CAIRO, May 19 (Reuters) - Egypt’s aviation minister said that a terrorist attack was more likely to have taken down the missing EgyptAir aircraft early Thursday morning than a technical failure.

There were no known security concerns about passengers aboard the missing plane but further checks are underway, he told a news conference.

The minister said however that it was still too early to draw any conclusions as to the cause of the plane’s disappearance.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Lin Noueihed

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