Islamic State release photo of bomb that downed Russian plane

Islamic State have released a photo of what it claims is the bomb that brought down a Russian passenger plane in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board. The photo shows a can of Schweppes Gold soft drink and what appears to be a detonator and switch.

The image, posted in the terrorist organisation’s online magazine, ‘Dabiq’, appears to show a Schweppes Gold soft drink can and two small devices.

The magazine also includes photos of passports which they claim belong to Russian passengers killed in the attack.

The group says it smuggled the device onto the plane after finding a “way to compromise the security” at Sharm al-Sheikh airport.


If the photo is found to be genuine, it is likely to cause major concern for airline safety officials worldwide.

Yesterday, Egyptian officials announced they had arrested another two workers at that airport and had detained them for questioning.

Two employees of Egypt’s Sharm al-Sheikh airport have been detained for questioning over the crash of a Russian airliner that killed all 224 people aboard.

“Seventeen people are being held; two of them are suspected of helping whoever planted the bomb on the plane at Sharm al-Sheikh airport,” said a security official.