Hijackers of Sudanese plane release passengers: Report (Lead)

August 27th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Tripoli, Aug 27 (DPA) The hijackers of a Sudanese plane Wednesday released all the passengers of the plane, Al-Arabiya television said, citing Libyan officials.The Boeing 737 plane had been hijacked Tuesday when it was flying from the city of Nyala in Darfur to Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The hijackers - believed to be Darfur rebels - demanded that the plane, which landed at Libya’s Al-Qafra airport for refuelling, be flown to Paris.

Ninety five people - 87 passengers and eight members of the crew - were on board the plane when it was hijacked.

It was not clear how many hijackers were involved or what was their motive.

The Sudanese government was in contact with Libya and called on the Libyan side to arrest the hijackers.

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