Russian Transport Minister dismisses Islamic State bombing of plane crash in Egypt

Russian Transport Minister dismisses Islamic State bombing of plane crash in Egypt

Maxim Sokolov stated that there is no evidence that missile hit aircraft

BBC record shows Egyptian guards awaiting the bodies of some victims of the morgue flight KGL9268EPA / BBCRussian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov issued a statement early Saturday afternoon dismissing any possible Islamic State attack on the Russian plane that crashed near Mount Sinai in Egypt.Sokolov stated that "such news cannot be considered true," referring to the message published in the Telegram app, similar to the Whats App.- We are in contact with our colleagues and air traffic authorities from Egypt, and they have no evidence so far about an alleged attack on the plane.On Saturday morning, shortly after the crash, the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claimed to have shot down KGL9268 in Egypt.The rumor was published in the Telegram messaging application, but without evidence.The Russian company plane Kogalymavia had disappeared from radar 23 minutes after takeoff and was 31,000 feet when it disappeared from the screens, according to a statement from Russia's ci...


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