30 Jan '16, 2pm

Mechanic arrested for planting bomb-handbag on Russian airliner

Mechanic arrested for planting bomb-handbag on Russian airliner

An airplane mechanic, whose family member has ties to Islamic State in Syria, is accused of planting a bomb on the Russian passenger plane which crashed in Egypt last October, according to a published report. Two unidentified sources told Reuters the EgyptAir mechanic had been arrested along with two airport officers and a baggage handler who is suspected of helping the man plant the bomb on the airliner. “After learning that one of its members had a relative that worked at the airport, Islamic State delivered a bomb handbag to that person,” one of the sources told Reuters. The source also said the suspect’s cousin joined Islamic State just over a year ago. “He was told not to ask questions and get the bomb on the plane.” Egypt has publicly denied the MetroJet flight was brought down by an act of terrorism. The plane took off from Sharm el-Sheikh airport, exploded and cras...

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