Dubai-bound plane hijack attempt foiled in Bangladesh


An airplane hijack drama unfolded Sunday early evening at Chittagong airport in Bangladesh ended by late evening with a military operation that injured the suspected hijacker, according to a senior Bangladeshi official.

The gunman was arrested in the commando operation inside a Biman Airlines flight BG147 with around 150 passengers, which made an emergency landing at Chittagong airport but he succumbed to his injuries later, the official who did not want to be named told Gulf News from Dhaka on Sunday evening.

He said Bangladesh Army confirmed the gunman’s death in a press statement issued by Inter Service Public Relation Directorate, the news agency of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.

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Source: Gulf News