Russia suspends all flights to Egypt

    Russia suspends all flights to Egypt

    Nov 6, Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to suspend all flights to Egypt following indications that the crash near Sharm el-Sheikh was caused by a bomb.

    The suspension came after several days of statements by British and American officials that it was possible a bomb on board had brought down the Russia airline Metrojet's A321-200, killing all 224 people on board. Most of the victims were Russian.

    The UK has suspended flights to Sharm el-Sheikh and is bringing Britons home. Militants linked to the Islamic State group (IS) have claimed that they downed the plane. The Metrojet Airbus A321 was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it came down in Sinai on Saturday.

    UK officials said that they had received intelligence based on intercepted communications between militants in the Sinai Peninsula, indicating a bomb caused the crash. However, both Egypt and Russia earlier insisted it was too early to draw conclusions.

    The Oslo Times


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