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Sinai Airbus crash: Egypt dismisses Islamic State claim

  • Egyptian authorities have dismissed claims by the Islamic State militant group that it shot down Russian airliner Kogalymavia Airbus A-321 over the Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board.

    Egypt’s prime minister and civil aviation minister said the crash was most likely caused by a technical fault.

    However, at least three airliners, Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France, have decided not to fly over Sinai till more information about the crash is available.

     

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