Following the news that the Russian government found evidence that crashed MetroJet flight 9268 was brought down by an explosive device, the Islamic State (aka ISIS/ISIL) has released instructions to its followers on how the device was made.
According to a Reuters report:
Islamic State’s official magazine carried a photo on Wednesday of a Schweppes drink it said was used to make an improvised bomb that brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.
The photo showed a can of Schweppes Gold soft drink and what appeared to be a detonator and switch on a blue background, three simple components that if genuine are likely to cause concern for airline safety officials worldwide.
“The divided Crusaders of the East and West thought themselves safe in their jets as they cowardly bombarded the Muslims of the Caliphate,” the English language Dabiq magazine said in reference to Russia and the West. “And so revenge was exacted upon those who felt safe in the cockpits.”
The Russian investigation said the explosion that brought down the plane happened inside of the cabin of the plane, not the cargo hold as previously thought. This would seem to mean that the device was carried onto the aircraft.
ISIS released statements through social media saying that the bomb was payback due to Russia’s increased military activity in Syria.