Passengers seen leaving hijacked Libyan plane at Malta Airport

15:40, 23 December 2016
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Passengers begin leaving hijacked Afriqiyah Airways A320 plane at Malta Airport, according to BBC News.

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Maltese authorities say there are women and children, the BBC reported on Twitter.

Later, Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat wrote on Twitter that all passengers and some crew members had been released.

As UNIAN reported earlier, an Afriqiyah Airways A320 that was on an internal flight from Sebha to Tripoli was diverted by a hijacker who claimed to have a hand grenade.

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