Sudanese plane hijackers surrender in Libya

August 27, 2008 12:00 am

, TRIPOLI, August 27 – The hijackers of a Sudanese airliner surrendered to Libyan authorities on Wednesday, several hours after all passengers on board were freed, a Libyan official told AFP.

"They have now surrendered," the official said from the airport in Kufra, a remote desert oasis in southeastern Libya, where the plane was forced to land on Tuesday.

The two attackers, said to be Darfur rebels, hijacked the plane shortly after take-off from Darfur’s main city of Nyala on a flight to Khartoum with 87 passengers on board.

An airport official had said earlier that the hijackers were demanding a flight plan to Paris and fuel.


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