Plane hijack attempt foiled in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Attempted Hijacking

A flight of Bangladesh Airlines to Dubai from Dhaka made an emergency landing at Chittagong airport on Sunday evening after a man attempted to hijack the plane.

A suspected Bangladeshi terrorist has been arrested and was being questioned regarding the incident.

No casualties were reported as all 142 passengers have subsequently been allowed to leave the plane immediately after landing, said an official of the airlines.

According to reports, the gunman on the flight BG-147 took out something like a pistol and tried to enter the cockpit, demanding that he wanted to talk to the Bangladesh Prime Minister after the flight was midway between Dhaka and Chittagong.

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