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Bomb-Plot Suspicion Becomes Top Theory in Crash of Egypt Jet

  • Early evidence said to suggest Islamic State involvement
  • Probe said to include possibility of role of an insider
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Bomb-Plot Suspicion Over Egypt Crash

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U.S. and U.K. officials are now increasingly focused on the idea that a bomb brought down the Russian jetliner that crashed in Egypt, possibly with the help of an insider who was paid off.

“We have concluded there is a significant possibility that the crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft,” U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday after Prime Minister David Cameron concluded a meeting of his government’s emergency committee.