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Russia: Russian plane crash in Sinai a terrorist attack - Russian Security Service head03:02

Russia: Russian plane crash in Sinai a terrorist attack - Russian Security Service head

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 17, 2015 at 17:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian plane crash in Sinai, Egypt, was caused by a terrorist attack, since traces of explosives have been found in the wreckage of the plane, Federal Security Service (FSB) director Aleksander Bortnikov told President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday.

“We can say that that [Sinai plane crash] was a terrorist act,” Bortnikov told Putin. The FSB head said experts analysed passengers’ belongings as well as the parts of the plane. “After the examination on all these objects, we have found traces of a foreign-made explosive substance,” Bortnikov added.

“During the flight, a homemade device with the power of 1.5 kilograms of TNT was detonated. As a result, the plane fell apart in the air, which can be explained by the huge scattering of the fuselage parts of the plane,” he stated.

Vladimir Putin has vowed to find and punish the culprits behind the Sinai plane attack. “Our military work in Syria must not only continue. It must be strengthened in such a way so that the terrorists will understand that retribution is inevitable,” he said.

The Kogalymavia (Metrojet) airplane crashed around 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh on October 31. Everyone on board died as the flight broke up in the air as it was heading to St. Petersburg. There were a total of 224 people on board the Russian commercial plane - 217 passengers, including 25 children - and seven crew members

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The Russian plane crash in Sinai, Egypt, was caused by a terrorist attack, since traces of explosives have been found in the wreckage of the plane, Federal Security Service (FSB) director Aleksander Bortnikov told President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday.

“We can say that that [Sinai plane crash] was a terrorist act,” Bortnikov told Putin. The FSB head said experts analysed passengers’ belongings as well as the parts of the plane. “After the examination on all these objects, we have found traces of a foreign-made explosive substance,” Bortnikov added.

“During the flight, a homemade device with the power of 1.5 kilograms of TNT was detonated. As a result, the plane fell apart in the air, which can be explained by the huge scattering of the fuselage parts of the plane,” he stated.

Vladimir Putin has vowed to find and punish the culprits behind the Sinai plane attack. “Our military work in Syria must not only continue. It must be strengthened in such a way so that the terrorists will understand that retribution is inevitable,” he said.

The Kogalymavia (Metrojet) airplane crashed around 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh on October 31. Everyone on board died as the flight broke up in the air as it was heading to St. Petersburg. There were a total of 224 people on board the Russian commercial plane - 217 passengers, including 25 children - and seven crew members

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