Investigators in Russia have said definitively that the Russian plane that went down over Egypt on October 31 was caused by a terrorist bomb. The crash killed 224 people.
During a televised meeting, the head of Russia’s FSB security told President Vladamir Putin that his experts discovered a homemade explosive had been placed on the plane with the equivalent of 1 kilo of TNT.
“We can say unequivocally that this was a terrorist attack,” Alexander Bortnikov, the FSB’s director, told Putin.
The plane had been in the air for 22 minutes when it fell off the radar and crashed into the desert.
Bortnikov said that the power of the bomb had caused the plane to break-up in mid-air, “which explains why the fuselage of the plane was found across great distance,” said Bortinkov.
Putin promised that Russia will take retribution on those responsible for planting the bomb.
“We will not wipe tears from our heart and soul. This will remain with us forever. We will find them everywhere, where they have hidden themselves. We will find them at any point on the planet and we will take retribution,” said Putin.
The Russians did not say who they thought planted the bomb, although Islamic terror group ISIS has claimed credit.