No 'direct evidence' of terrorism in Egypt crash: Clapper

Debris of the A321 Russian airliner that crashed in Wadi al-Zolomat, a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai PeninsulaUS Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Monday he knew of no direct evidence that terrorism was to blame for the weekend crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt. “We don’t have any direct evidence of any terrorist involvement yet,” he said. Both Cairo and Moscow have played down a claim from the Islamic State group’s Egypt branch that it brought down the aircraft traveling from holiday destination Sharm el-Sheikh to Russia on Saturday, killing all 224 on board.

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