The plane of the Libyan air company Afriqiyah Airways with 118 people aboard was allegedly hijacked, Reuters reports, citing Malta’s media.

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According to the media reports, two hijackers threatened to bomb the plane. The Times of Malta reports that there is only one hijacker with a hand bomb.

Information concerning his demands is still not available. Informed of potential hijack situation of a #Libya internal flight diverted to #Malta. Security and emergency operations standing by JM

BREAKING: Afriqiyah #8U209 Sebha-Tripoli (A320 5A-ONB) has been hijacked. Now landed in Malta. Did not squawk 7500, via @flightradar24 data. pic.twitter.com/2pAi3r3QHO

Malta airport officials say that a Libyan plane landed at the Mediterranean island, confirming two hijackers. They also added that all emergency teams dispatched to the site.

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