Britain says Islamic State likely behind bomb on Russian plane

November 5, 2015 8:01 AM

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LONDON Nov 5 Britain said on Thursday there was a significant possibility that a group affiliated with Islamic State was behind a suspected bomb attack on a Russian airliner that killed 224 people.

When asked if he thought Islamic State militants were behind the disaster, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: "ISIL-Sinai have claimed responsibility for bringing down the Russian aircraft, they did that straight away after the crash.

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