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.