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23rd Dec 2016

UPDATED: Plane ‘hijacked’ in Libya has landed in Malta

This news is just in.

Cathy Donohue

UPDATE: The hijackers have surrendered.

Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, tweeted all passengers have been safely freed and both perpetrators are now in custody.

This story is breaking.

According to multiple news outlets, an Afriqiyah Airways flight has landed in Malta amid reports of a ‘hijacking’.

It’s thought that the internal flight, carrying 118 passengers, was on route to Tripoli when it was diverted.

Sky News reports that there are two hijackers on board and they threatened to blow up the aircraft.

Emergency services and special forces teams are now at the scene.

More to follow.