Russian plane crash in Egypt may have been result of bomb, US and UK say – live updates
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Some awkward discussions appear certain to be in store when the Egyptian President, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, meets with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron in London tomorrow.
Sisi is believed to have arrived in the UK a few hours ago and opponents of his regime and critics of its human rights record have already been on the streets.
A US official has told the AFP news agency that a bomb on the Russian plane which went down over #Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, with the loss of more than 220 lives, is a “highly possible scenario”
Using an alternate acronym for the so-called Islamic State group, he added: “A bomb is a highly possible scenario. It would be something that ISIL would want to do.”