November 17, 2015 / 8:29 AM / 5 years ago

Russia says bomb did down Airbus A321 plane over Egypt last month

MOSCOW, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said for the first time on Tuesday that a bomb did bring down a Russian passenger plane that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt on Oct. 31, killing all 224 people on board.

“One can unequivocally say that it was a terrorist act,” Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s FSB security service, told a meeting chaired by President Vladimir Putin, according to a transcript published on the Kremlin’s web site. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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