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Libyan plane hijacked to Malta

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12-23-2016 20:11 BJT

A Libyan passenger plane has landed in Malta after apparently being hijacked. 118 people are believe to be on board the Afriqiyah Airways aircraft, which had been flying from Sebha in southwest Libya to the capital Tripoli.

The Times of Malta newspaper says two hijackers threatened to blow the plane up. Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says he has been alerted to a "potential hijack" situation.

Photo taken on Dec. 23, 2016 shows the hijacked Libyan plane at Malta International Airport, Valletta, Malta. A hijacked Libyan airplane which was diverted to Malta on Friday has 111 passengers on board, 82 males, 28 females, and one infant, Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Twitter. (Xinhua/Jacob Borg)

Photo taken on Dec. 23, 2016 shows the hijacked Libyan plane at Malta International Airport, Valletta, Malta. (Xinhua/Jacob Borg)