US, UK say bomb may have downed Russian jet in Egypt

Moscow and Cairo both dismissed IS's initial claim it brought down the Airbus A-321 in Egypt's restive Sinai PeninsulaThe United States and Britain believe a bomb may have downed a Russian tourist plane in Egypt, as London called an emergency cabinet meeting Thursday on how to start repatriating thousands of its holidaymakers. Britain and Ireland have temporarily suspended flights to and from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the plane took off from on Saturday bound for Saint Petersburg before crashing minutes later, killing all 224 people on board. The Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group claims it caused the disaster.

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