Libyan plane hijackers surrender, all passengers freed
All passengers on board an Afriqiyah Airways flight which has been hijacked from Libya and diverted to Malta where it landed earlier today, have been freed. The hijackers, reportedly, are now negotiating for asylum in Malta.
Media reports quoting Malta Prime Minister on Twitter are saying that the two hijackers have surrendered and have been taken into custody.
The two hijackers had earlier threatened to blow up the Airbus A320 with grenades.
The hijacked plane had been on a domestic Libyan flight operated by Afriqiyah Airways. The aircraft had been flying from Sebha in southwest Libya to Tripoli and had 111 passengers, including an infant, and seven crew members.