Seif Eldin Mustafa Is the Hijacker: Cyprus Foreign Ministry
Cyprus government names hijacker as Seif Eldin Mustafa, earlier mistaken to be Ibrahim Samaha.
Cyprus’ foreign ministry on Tuesday identified the hijacker of an EgyptAir flight forced to land in Cyprus as Seif Eldin Mustafa in a tweet. The ministry did not provide any further details.
“The situation is still ongoing,” it said. Earlier, two Cypriot broadcasters reported the hijacker had dropped a letter on the apron of Larnaca airport that appeared to be demanding the release of prisoners in Egypt.
Eygptian state media had earlier identified the hijacker as a different man.
Catch the live updates of the hijack ion The Quint
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