5 People Attempted To Hijack Commercial Evacuation Plane From Afghanistan, Air Force Says

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One of the evacuation flights leaving Kabul International Airport carried individuals who “intended” on hijacking the aircraft, according to a Tuesday Air Force report.

Officials followed an intelligence tip that five people aboard one of the various commercial flights “intended to hijack the aircraft,” the report stated.

“Our team worked to get them clear of the NATO ramp, relocated to the north side away from friendly forces, then ultimately onto the south side where the situation was handled,” Lt. Col. Brian Desautels said, according to the Air Force statement.

No other details about the attempted hijacking were provided in the report.

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