Islamic State terrorist who blew up Russian airliner 'identified' and 'last seen in Turkey'
Investigators have identified the airport worker who planted a bomb on a Russian passenger jet and was last seen in Turkey, Russian media have claimed.
Life News, a Russian tabloid site with close links to the security services, reported on Tuesday that a baggage handler at Sharm el-Sheikh airport smuggled an explosive device on board Metrojet flight 9268 to St Petersburg in October last year.
The worker, who has not been publicly named, is reportedly one of six individuals Egyptian and Russian security services are hunting in connection with the terror attack.
Metrojet’s Airbus 231 exploded over the Sinai desert 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh on the morning of October 31, killing all 224 people - almost all Russian tourists - on board.