Egypt ups airport security, but won’t say if jet was bombed

Egypt’s government says it is bolstering security at airports over the possibility that a Russian plane departing a Sinai resort was brought down by a bomb late last month.

“Taking into consideration all possible causes behind the plane crash, including the possibility that it was targeted by a terrorist attack, the Egyptian authorities have enhanced security measures in all airports,” the interior ministry says in a statement.

But an Egyptian minister says a probe had yet to reach any final conclusions about the disaster, though Russia announced earlier in the day that a bomb had brought down the aircraft.

“Until now the (investigation) committee has not yet arrived to any results indicating the cause of the crash,” Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal tells a news conference.


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