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Kremlin Tight-Lipped on Identification of Sinai Plane Crash Culprits

An Egyptian military helicopter flies over debris from a Russian airliner which crashed at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt, Nov. 1, 2015.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov neither confirmed nor denied reports that security services had identified those responsible for the downing of a Russian passenger plane in October 2015, the RBC news agency reported Thursday.

“I cannot tell you. You should probably ask the security services,” Peskov said, RBC reported Thursday.

Tabloid website LifeNews reported on Thursday that Russian and Egyptian intelligence agencies had identified those responsible for the downing of an Airbus A321 over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31, 2015. The terrorist attack killed all 224 people on board.

According to the LifeNews report, authorities are searching for at least six people, including the Sharm el-Sheikh Airport employee responsible for carrying the explosive on board the Russian passenger plane.

The man left Egypt after carrying out the terrorist act, and his last known whereabouts were recorded in Turkey, LifeNews reported.

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