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Egypt detains two airport staff in connection with Sinai air crash: Reuters

Egyptian security official says seventeen people are being held in the probe into the causes of the Russian plane crash

Reuters , Tuesday 17 Nov 2015
Sharm el-Sheikh airport
A soldier from the Egyptian army special forces mans a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport on November 11, 2015 (AFP)

Egyptian authorities have detained two employees of Sharm El-Sheikh airport in connection with the downing of a Russian jet on Oct. 31, killing all 224 people on board, two security officials said on Tuesday.

"Seventeen people are being held, two of them are suspected of helping whoever planted the bomb on the plane at Sharm El-Sheikh airport," one of the officials said.

Russia's FSB security service said on Tuesday it was certain a bomb brought down the plane, joining Britain and the United States in reaching that conclusion.

Egypt has not yet confirmed a bomb downed the jet. 


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