Egypt Independent

Interior Ministry denies detention of Sharm el-Sheikh airport staff in Russian plane crash probe



The Interior Ministry denied Tuesday that Sharm el-Sheikh airport workers were detained in the investigation of the October 31 Russian plane crash that killed 224 people.

This is contrary to what Reuters had quoted Egyptian security officials as saying, that two men had been detained for assisting in planting the bomb on board the plane. 

 
The Kremlin declared Tuesday that the crash was the result of a bomb exploding on board the plane.
 
Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia's Federal Security Service, said in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin: “We can say with certainty that it was a terrorist act.”
 
The Russian Federal Security Service also said traces of explosives were found in the debris.
 
Putin gave orders to find those responsible for the incident in Egypt. He also said raids on Syria would be intensified.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm