Explosives traces found on EgyptAir victims

Egypt confirms it will launch criminal investigation
Traces of explosives have been detected on the remains of victims of the EgyptAir flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle that crashed in the Mediterranean in May, Egyptian air accident investigators say.
The claim suggests a bomb caused the crash, which killed all 66 people on board. But it does not solve the mystery of how such a device could have been smuggled on board, or by whom.
“The central directorate of aircraft accident investigation received reports from the forensic medicine authority indicating traces of explosive materials found in some of the remains of the victims’ bodies,” Egypt’s civil aviation ministry said.
The tragedy came just months after a Russian plane from Sharm el-Sheikh was destroyed by a bomb, killing 224 people, an attack claimed by a local affiliate of Islamic State.
The investigation into the EgyptAir crash has been delayed by disagreements between French and Egyptian experts. The A320 was carrying 40 Egyptians, 15 French, two Iraqis, two Canadians and one passenger each from Algeria, Belgium, Britain, Chad, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Egypt says it will now launch a criminal investigation into the crash.
The Guardian


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