Terrorism: Libyan Plane Hijackers Arrested After Release Of 118 Passengers

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Libyan Passengers whose plain were hijacked by terrorist after the men seized control has been successfully rescued in malta.

The domestic flight with 118 people on board was hijacked early Friday morning after taking off from Sabha and bound for the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Instead, the Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A320 was diverted to Malta International Airport.

It appears the two hijackers are supporters of Libya’s late deposed leader, Muammar Gaddafi, the BBC reported.

Pictures of them kneeling on the tarmac with their hands up appear to show the moment they were arrested by the Maltese authorities.

All the passengers, including one child, and a number of the crew had already been released.

Maltese Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, initially said that the men had been armed with pistols and a grenade, but later tweeted that the weapons appeared to be replicas.

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