STOCKHOLM – Danish terrorist Basil Hassan could have been behind the deadly crash of Russia‘s Airbus A321 airliner over Egypt‘s Sinai Peninsula in October2015, media reported, citing the materials of the investigation into another terrorist linked to the suspect.
According to Denmark‘s DR broadcaster, Danish journalists have obtained materials related to the probe into Australian national Khaled Khayat, who was convicted of plotting to blow up a Sydney to Abu Dhabi flight in July 2017.
The materials noted that the terrorists had plotted to use the same method in both attacks.
Hassan, born in 1987, is a Danish national who has a degree in engineering. According to the US Department of State, he plays a key role in planning operations on IS-controlled territory, the broadcaster added.
The deadliest disaster in the history of Russian and Soviet aviation occurred on October 31, 2015, when the Kogalymavia-operated Airbus A321, en route from the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed over the Sinai Peninsula. There were 224 people on board, including 25 children. Russian intelligence deemed the crash to be a terrorist attack.
Sputnik/ UrduPoint News translation of Russian report