IS Claims They Downed Russian Plane

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Moscow: The Islamic State group has claimed that it downed the Russian passenger plane which crashed in Sinai shortly after taking off Sharm el sheikh. Several Egyptian military and security officials said there are no survivors from the Russian passenger plane carrying 224 people.

They also said that all the victims in Saturday’s Metrojet plane crash were Russian citizens. Russian president Vladimir Putin has declared November 1 as the day of mourning.

An Egyptian aviation official had earlier said that the pilot of the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula had reported technical difficulties before losing contact with air traffic controllers.

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