Wednesday, August 27, 2008

2 Hijackers of Darfur Plane Surrender

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An airline official says the two hijackers of a jetliner that took off from Sudan's Darfur region and was diverted to southern Libya have surrendered to authorities after a 22-hour standoff.

Sun Air Executive Director Murtada Hassan says officials at the airport in Kufra, Libya, informed him of the surrender. He says there were only two hijackers but others may have slipped out with passengers released earlier. The number of hijackers and their identities has been unclear.

Hijackers commandeered the Boeing 737 jetliner, which was carrying 95 passengers and crew, soon after it took off Tuesday from the southern Darfur town of Nyala.

Better surrender...

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