Air guards prevent hijacking of Iranian airliner

Air guards foiled an attempt to hijack an Iranian passenger plane late Saturday. The IRNA news agency reported Sunday that the attempted hijacking took place on a flight from Teheran to the city of Ahvaz, about 500 miles (800 kilometers) southwest of the capital. The report did not identify the would-be hijacker or give details on the incident. Iran has applied tough airline security measures since a series of back-to-back hijackings in the early 1980s.