Russia’s intelligence agency has announced that traces of explosives were found in the plane that crashed en route from Sharm el-Sheikh.


The FSB said a bomb went off in the Metrojet airliner which crashed in the Sinai, killing 224 people, as it headed for St Petersburg. It crashed as a result of a “terrorist act”, the head of the service said.


Russian investigators had found evidence of explosives in the debris, the agency said. Putin has now ordered Russian security services to direct their attention to finding those responsible, Reuters reported.