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    British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) reacts during a joint press conference with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following their meeting inside 10 Downing Street in central London on November 5, 2015.

    UK Unsure Bomb Caused A321 Crash in Egypt - Cameron

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    Britain is not certain that a terrorist bomb caused the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt, but had to cancel flights to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in order to protect UK citizens, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, the UK government said that the Russian plane might have crashed due to a bomb explosion, and suspended all flights to and from the Sharm el-Sheikh airport.

    "If it is the case – we can’t be sure – but it is the case more likely than not, that there was a terrorist bomb on that plane, my job is to take the right action," Cameron said at a joint press conference with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi.

    On Saturday, a Russia-operated Airbus A321, en route from Egypt's resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in Sinai Peninsula. All 224 people on board were killed in what has become the largest civil aviation disaster in Russian and Soviet history. A variety of leads have been set out by the experts following the accident, from a terrorist act to a technical glitch.


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