A Libyan passenger plane carrying about 118 people has been reportedly hijacked by two gunmen perceived to be pro-Gaddafi supporters. According to DailyMail (UK), the attackers who are believed to be armed with grenades have forced the Afriqiyah Airways A320 plane to land in Malta where armed soldiers have surrounded it on the runway.
Officials in Malta have described the incident as an “unlawful interference” and have ordered diversion of other planes until further notice. Hijackers are said to have demanded the release of Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam Gaddafi from prison. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca of Malta has called for the public to exercise calm. Click HERE to watch video