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Putin says Russian plane brought down by bomb

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 01:05

Russia says a bomb onboard a Russian airliner was responsible for the deaths of some 224 people in Egypt last month. Julie Noce reports.

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Russia says a bomb ripped apart a Russian plane that crashed in Egypt last month. During a meeting at the Kremlin on Monday night, the head of Russian security service said traces of foreign-made explosive had been found on fragments of the wreckage. Putin said the incident was one of the bloodiest acts in modern Russian history and promised to hunt down those responsible. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "We should not apply any time limits, we should know them all by name. We will search for them everywhere - wherever they are hiding. We will find them in any spot on the planet and punish them." Until now, Russia had played down claims from Western countries that the crash killing 224 people on October 31st was a terrorist incident, saying instead that it was important to let the official investigation run its course. Russia's announcement comes after scores were killed by Islamic State militants in Paris on Friday night.

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Putin says Russian plane brought down by bomb

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 01:05