Russia attributes Metrojet airliner downing in Sinai to terror attack
Moscow has concluded that a terrorist attack brought down a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai Peninsula at the end of October, the Kremlin announced Tuesday. The findings were submitted by the country's lead investigator of the incident, Alexandr Bortnikov, to President Vladimir Putin. "We will hunt down the terrorists responsible for the downing of the plane in every corner of the earth and wherever they may be hiding" Putin said. Moscow has offered a $50 m reward for information leading to the perpetrators.
All 224 passengers and crew on Metrojet Fllight 9268 to St. Petersburg were killed in the attack soon after takeoff from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on October 31.