Libya hijack: Malta forces surround plane carrying 118
The confrontation is happening in Malta International Airport, where it landed a Libyan plane carrying 118 people after the kidnapping of a local road.
And the Airbus A320 was flying inside Libya Afriqiyah when it was diverted.
At least one man claiming to have grenades threatened to blow up the plane, according to local reports.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that the security forces in his country were standing aside.
It is not clear what made the demands of the kidnapper. According to some media reports the existence of information lightning more than one.
Mayor Sabha in Libya, Colonel Hamid in my imagination, there were 111 passengers on board in addition to the seven crew members.
Mr. Muscat said on Twitter that the passenger list included 82 men and 28 women and one child.
Deputy Mayor of Alga in Malta, Madga MAGRI Naudi, told the BBC that paramedics and soldiers were standing by to see “what is the next step.”
She added that the Special Committee meeting taking place to remedy the situation.
In the meantime, Malta International Airport was closed and all flights diverted.
He said the airport had been sent emergency teams.