‘Terror act’ downed Russian plane in Egypt

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MOSCOW —The Kremlin now says a bomb brought down a Russian jetliner over Egypt last month.

This is the first time Russian leaders have acknowledged the crash was the result of a terrorist act.

All 224 people on board the Metrojet flight died when the plane crashed into the Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31.

Two employees at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport have been arrested.

Russia’s head of security says traces of explosives were found in the plane’s debris and a two-pound homemade bomb was on board the plane.

An affiliate of the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the crash.

Russia is offering a $50 million reward for information on who was behind the bombing.


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