Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
Russian passenger plane crash: US suspects ISIS hand
The US officials are suspecting that the Russian passenger plane that crashed just out side the Moscow airport a few days back was brought down by a bomb planted by the Islamic State Group. If suspicions gets confirmed, it would be the first ever Islamic State bomb attack on a passenger plane.
Britain has suspended all the flights from the Red Sea Resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Wednesday, because of this suspicion.

One of the officials spoke about this speculation of bomb being planted in the plane and said, "There is a definite feeling it was an explosive device planted in luggage or somewhere on the plane. The assessment was reached by looking at intelligence gathered before and after the plane crashed while travelling from Egypt to Russia.... Washington did not have evidence of a specific threat prior to the crash. But prior to the crash there had been additional activity in Sinai that had caught our attention," as reported by Firstpost.

Both Russia and Egypt doubted the claim, but officials are saying that they cannot rule out anything. All these speculations will come to an end after the investigation of the black boxes, which might take weeks or even months time.

Meanwhile according to a BBC report Egypt has rejected the claims made by ISIS that it brought down the plane.

A Russian passenger plane, Metrojet Airbus 321 with 224 passengers on board crashed in Sinai desert just 23 minutes after take-off, killing all the passengers and the crew members. The airbus was badly damaged in the crash. The plane was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg and was operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia.

Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
Sign in to set your preference
merinews for RTI activists

Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.