CAIRO: Islamic State (IS) in Egypt has taken the responsibility for the crash of a Russian passenger plane which collapsed on Saturday, in Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, the extremist group circulated by supporters on Twitter.
Earlier, security sources of Egypt, on Saturday, reported that initial interrogations suggested that the plane collapsed due to some technical fault. The claim was carried by Aamaq web portal that acted as a semi-official news group for Islamic State.
The statement read: The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God.
The Russian airliner having at least 224 passengers and also crew crashed in Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on Saturday, just after it lost radar communication and collapsed from its drifting altitude, that killed all which were on board.
The passenger Airbus number A 321 worked under Russian airline Kogalymavia with the brand name Metrojet. It had been flying from Sharm el-Sheikh’s Sinai Red Sea resort to Russia’s St Petersburg when it crashed in a barren mountainous area of central Sinai right after a noon, the ministry of aviation said.
The relatives of passengers are worried for them friends or family.