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    The Independent Investigation Committee into the the deadly Airbus A321 plane crash has received a report of the Russian Investigative Committee into the matter, Ayman el Mokadem, the head of the international investigating body, said in a statement on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On October 31, 2015, a Russia-operated Airbus A321 plane crashed en route from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg as a result of an explosion on board. All 224 people on board the plane were killed. The Daesh terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and a range of other countries, said it had planted a bomb on board the aircraft.

    "In the context of ongoing collaboration with the countries participating in the investigation, the Committee received on 14 March 2016 an official report from the Russian Federation Investigative Committee. After studying this report, which suggests suspected criminal activity, the Committee has referred the matter to the Attorney General of the Arab Republic of Egypt," the statement reads.

    "The Investigation Committee will continue with its technical investigation while being ready to provide any assistance to the Attorney General," El Mokadem said.

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