Terrorism cannot be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet: CIA

Relatives of passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane wait on a bus after picking up their Malaysian visas at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing on March 11, 2014The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency said Tuesday that terrorism could not be ruled out in the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner, describing the plane’s fate as a “mystery.” CIA Director John Brennan said there had been reports of claims of responsibility for downing the missing jet, but stressed that these were far from confirmed. The former counter-terrorism adviser to President Barack Obama stressed that it was too early to draw any conclusions about the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished Saturday with 239 people on board after taking from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.

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