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CONFIRMED: Kremlin Says Bomb Brought Down Russian Plane

According to the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, "One can unequivocally say that it was a terrorist act"


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It is now clear that the Russian plane that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt was brought down by a "homemade explosive device". TASS reports

Russian A321 plane was blown up by homemade explosive device equivalent up to one kg of TNT, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) chief Alexander Bortnikov said.

<figcaption>A confirmed terrorist attack</figcaption>
A confirmed terrorist attack

According to him, the traces of a foreign-made explosive were found in the airliner debris and the passengers’ belongings.

"In the estimates of our specialists, a self-made explosive device with its power of up to 1 kilogram in TNT equivalent went off aboard the airliner, due to which the plane broke up in the air and this explains the spread of the plane's fuselage parts over a large distance," the Federal Security Service chief said.

The FSB is offering a $50 million reward for information about those responsible for the plane crash. 

Of course, Russia knows which countries are funding terrorism. The question is, what happens now? 

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