Egypt boosts airport security

2015-11-17 20:27
Members of the Egyptian military approach the Metrojet Airbus A321’s wrecked tail. The passenger jet was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it crashed in northern Sinai last weekend 
Picture: Maxim Grigoriev / Russian Minist

Members of the Egyptian military approach the Metrojet Airbus A321’s wrecked tail. The passenger jet was flying from Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg in Russia when it crashed in northern Sinai last weekend Picture: Maxim Grigoriev / Russian Minist

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Cairo - Egypt's government said on Tuesday it is enhancing security in airports over the possibility that a Russian plane departing a Sinai resort was brought down by a bomb on October 31.

"Taking into consideration all possible causes behind the plane crash, including the possibility that it was targeted by a terrorist attack, the Egyptian authorities have enhanced security measures in all airports," the ministry said in a statement.

The statement came after Russia announced on Tuesday that a bomb brought down the plane, killing all 224 people on board.

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