2021-April-20 01:36
Politics
2021-March-5  16:23

IRGC Thwarts Plane Hijack

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) announced in a statement that a plot to hijack a plane was foiled on Thursday night.

“The plot of hijacking an Iran Air’s Fokker 100 with flight number 334 that had left Ahwaz Airport at 22:10 (local time) on Thursday for Mashhad was thwarted through the vigilance of the IRGC security forces,” the statement read, adding that the plane had an emergency landing at Isfahan Airport and the culprit was arrested.

“According to initial confessions, the perpetrator intended to land the plane in one of the Persian Gulf countries,” the statement noted.

It went on to stress that no passenger has been hurt during the operation and all passengers left Isfahan for Mashhad with another flight.

The statement further said that investigations are underway for more information on the event.

In a similar operation early last month, IRGC Ground Force announced in a statement that two Iranian border guards abducted by Jeish al-Adl terrorist group at the border with Pakistan two years ago have been released.

The IRGC Ground Force’s Qods Base in Southeastern Iran said in the statement that two of the Iranian border guards were freed in a successful intelligence operation on Tuesday night.

It added that the border guards had been abducted two years ago by Jeish al-Adl terrorist group.