Islamic State’s official magazine (yes, they have one!) has published a photo of a Schweppes pop can that they claim was used to create an improvised bomb that destroyed the Russian Airbus A321 over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 souls on board.
The can was outfitted with a detonator and a switch.
“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.”
Experts believe this was a timed bomb, as opposed to one activated by a suicide bomber on the flight. Professor Clive Williams, a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, says the device may have been snuck into the plane’s catering supply.