×

ISIS releases image of 'Russian plane bomb'

Terror group Islamic State has released a propaganda image of what it claims is the explosive device that was responsible for the downing of the Russian airliner in Egypt last month.

ISIS published the photo of the improvised explosive device in the latest issue of its monthly magazine Dabiq on Wednesday, along with images of passports of Russians it claims were on board the plane.

SITE Intel group

The image – which has not been independently verified — shows a beverage can and what appears to be a homemade explosive and detonator.

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a bomb brought down the Metrojet airliner over Egypt's Sinai desert last month.

Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to find and punish those responsible and ordered an increase in airstrikes on Syria for the attack that killed all 224 people on board, mainly returning Russian holidaymakers.