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    Hijacker Arrested After Diverting EgyptAir Flight

    Was it a matter of the heart? Authorities have reportedly apprehended Seif Eldin Mustafa — a hijacker claiming to have a suicide explosive belt — after he ordered the pilot of Flight MS181 from Alexandria to Cairo to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus instead. All 81 passengers have been released, and officials have confirmed that the bomb was fake. Some reports say the “unstable” hijacker only wanted to talk to his Cypriot ex-wife, while others have cited political motivations — a question investigators will now be looking to solve.

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