Traces of a homemade bomb have been found on the remains of the plane that crashed in Sinai on Oct. 31. The plane was loaded with the equivalent of 1 kilograms of TNT.
“A homemade explosive device equivalent to 1 kilogram of TNT went off on board, which caused the plane to break up in the air, which explains why the fuselage was scattered over such a large territory. I can certainly say that this was a terrorist act,” declared Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) chief Alexander Bortnikov.
The Russian airliner bound for St. Petersburg carrying mostly Russian tourists returning from Sharm El Sheikh exploded mid-air, killing all 217 passengers and seven crew members on board.
Egyptian authorities are currently holding Sharm El Sheikh airport employees for questioning regarding the investigation of the plan bombing.
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