RUSSIA CONFIRMS BOMB ATTACK BEHIND AIR CRASH

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Added On November 18, 2015

Russia has confirmed the crash of its passenger airliner over Egypt's Sinai was caused by a terror attack.
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to punish those responsible and to strengthen the country's air campaign in Syria.
 
World News has the latest.
 
The Russian plane crash in Sinai was caused by a terrorist attack, since traces of explosives have been found in the wreckage of the plane.
 
Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) director Aleksander Bortnikov told President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday that investigators have found traces of explosives in the plane.
 
SOUNDBITE (RUSSIAN) ALEKSANDER BORTNIKOV, Director of FSB
"An analysis of the personal belongings and luggage as well as parts of the airplane that crashed in Egypt on October 31 has been conducted. As a result of the expertise, traces of explosives of foreign origin have been found on the belongings and in the wreckage of the plane. According to our experts, a homemade device with the power of up to one kilogram of TNT was detonated during the flight. As a result, the plane fell apart in the air, which can be explained by the huge scattering of the fuselage parts of the plane. We can definitely say that it was a terrorist act."
 
Putin ordered all Russian security services to find and punish the terrorists that involved in the plane crash.
 
SOUNDBITE (RUSSIAN): VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian President
"There will be no period of prescription. We have to know them by name. We will look for them everywhere, wherever they are hiding. We will find them in any part of the world and punish them. We have to rely on those who share our moral and ethical views which form the basis of our foreign policy, security policy and counter-terrorism policy. The military work of our Air Force in Syria must not only continue. It must be strengthened in such a way that the culprits understand that retribution is inevitable."
 
The FSB even offered a reward of 50 million U.S. dollars for information about those responsible for the plane crash.
 
Meanwhile, Russian Interior Minister said the Ministry has been taking a package of measures to expose terrorists.
 
SOUNDBITE (RUSSIAN) VLADIMIR KOLOKOLTSEV, Russian Internal Affairs Minister
"According to the decision of the Security Council and National Anti-Terrorist Committee, we are conducting a series of operational-investigative measures in close cooperation with the Federal Security Service, aimed at identifying people involved in terrorist activities and neutralising them. We have enough experience in reacting to these kinds of threats and challenges. We have every reason to believe that we will achieve results due to the joint work of law enforcement agencies and other intelligence agencies."
 
Russia-bound Airbus A321 crashed on Oct. 31 over Egypt's Sinai peninsula shortly after taking off from the Sharm el-Sheikh resort, killing all 224 people aboard.
 
The extremist group Islamic State earlier claimed responsibility for the crash as a revenge on Russia for its airstrikes in Syria.