Hijackers release all passengers on board Libyan plane

VALLETTA — Potentially two hijackers and some of the seven crew members still remained on board a Libyan plane, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday on Twitter.

All of the 109 passengers have earlier been released by group.

The Libyan plane, flying a domestic route in Libya, was hijacked and landed at Malta International Airport at 11:32 a.m. local time.

The Afriqiyah Airways flight had departed the southern Libyan city of Sebha in the morning, originally on its way to the Libyan capital Tripoli.

At this point, it is not known what hijackers’ requests are.

Citing Arab sources, Maltese national TV station TVM reported that the two hijackers, armed with explosive devices, were from southern Libya. PNA/Xinhua-northboundasia.com