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October 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Government troops assaulted a hijacked Nigerian Airways jetliner at midnight at Niamey airport, freeing 23 hostages and ending a three-day siege. A flight attendant was reported killed. Five people were hurt in the raid on the Airbus 310, a Foreign Ministry official said. The troops arrested four suspected air pirates. The hijackers, who said they were opposed to the military-installed Nigerian government, took over the plane Monday after it took off from Lagos, Nigeria.
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October 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Government troops assaulted a hijacked Nigerian Airways jetliner at midnight at Niamey airport, freeing 23 hostages and ending a three-day siege. A flight attendant was reported killed. Five people were hurt in the raid on the Airbus 310, a Foreign Ministry official said. The troops arrested four suspected air pirates. The hijackers, who said they were opposed to the military-installed Nigerian government, took over the plane Monday after it took off from Lagos, Nigeria.
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