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11/8/15

Egypt - Sinai: Russian Plane Had Bomb in Hold, Say U.K. Investigators - by Felicity Capon

A bomb was put in the hold of the Russian airliner that crashed last Saturday over the Sinai Peninsula killing everyone on board, U.K. investigators now believe.

The U.K. government says it has received new intelligence based on intercepted communications between militants in the Sinai Peninsula, according to the BBC. Investigators suspect that someone with access to the plane's baggage compartment managed to place an explosive device inside or on top of the luggage just before it took off.

The Russian Metrojet Airbus A321 was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg when it came down in Sinai last weekend, killing all 224 people on board. Most of the victims were Russian.

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