Hijacker of EgyptAir plane identified as Ibrahim Samaha

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
March 29, 2016 10:46

Egypt State TV identified the hijacker of the EgyptAir plane, that landed in Cyprus on Tuesday, as Ibrahim Samaha, a man in his late twenties. Samaha is an Egyptian citizen pan-Arab daily Asharq al Awsat reported. 

According to a Sky News report, Samaha has asked for a translator and political asylum.

Egyptian state news agency MENA said that the hijacker was sitting on seat K38 and gave no further details.


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