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Suspected airplane hijackers in Bangladesh shot

In Bangladesh, stormed the special forces on Sunday, a passenger plane and shot and killed a suspected airplane hijackers. The Suspect had a gun, said an army spokesman. The 134 passengers on Board and 14 crew members were unharmed.

of The 25 or 26-year-old man from Bangladesh had apparently tried to bring the plane of the national airline, Biman, after the launch in the capital, Dhaka, in his violence. "Only ten minutes after the Start, he has shot two Times," said a passenger, later to journalists. The plane on the way to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was then forced to land on the Airport of the port city of Chittagong in the Southeast of the country.

According to the security forces, were able to contact him, wanted to talk to the man with the head of the government of Bangladesh. During the negotiations, then the use of special forces was prepared. The action lasted less than ten minutes. "Our command asked the hijackers to surrender, but he refused and became aggressive. He was shot," said army spokesman Motiur Rahman. "We found a gun with him, nothing else." Previously, it had called, the man was possibly mentally unbalanced, and argue that he had a bomb.

The flight continued

The airport was cordoned off by the army and elite police officers. The plane was released after the application is searched and then for the onward flight.

In the Muslim-majority Bangladesh, homegrown extremists have committed in the past few years, repeated attacks. In the year 2016, 22 people, including 18 foreigners, were killed in a Café in Dhaka. The jihadists militia Islamic state (IS) claimed for the attack. (fal/afp)

Created: 24.02.2019, 23:22 PM

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