Russia offers $70 million reward for help detaining Egypt plane bombers: Report

Russian military investigators standing near the debris of the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, on Nov 1, 2015.
Russian military investigators standing near the debris of the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, on Nov 1, 2015.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - The Russian government is offering a US$50 million (S$71 million) reward to anyone who helps it detain those responsible for placing a bomb on a Russian passenger jet which broke up over Egypt last month, killing 224 people, the Tass news agency reported on Tuesday (Nov 17).

News of the reward came after the Kremlin said for the first time that a bomb had ripped apart the plane and promised to hunt down those responsible and intensify its air strikes on Islamist militants in Syria in response.