Friday, August 27, 2004

Terrorism Blamed for Russian Jet Disaster

Group claiming to be members of "peace" religion claim responsibility.

From My Way News:

"One of two Russian airliners that crashed nearly simultaneously was brought down by a terrorist act, officials said Friday, after finding traces of explosives in the plane's wreckage. An Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a Web statement.

The planes, with 90 people aboard, went down within 20 minutes of each other Tuesday night. In Washington, a Bush administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there is mounting evidence that both crashes were acts of terrorism.

Traces of the explosive hexogen were found in the remains of one of the planes, a Tu-154, security service spokesman Nikolai Zakharov said. No results from the investigation of the other crashed plane, a Tu-134, have been announced."

1 comment:

  1. The rumor about the other plane is that it was also a terrorist bomber with hexogen, but the Russian Air Force shot it down before he could blow it up himself. Who knows, though? It does seem odd that they've commented conclusively on the first plane and said nothing about the second one.

    John Heavrin


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