29/03/2016 1:15 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

EgyptAir Hijackers Release All Passengers Except Crew And 4 Foreigners

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A picture taken in Cairo on August 19 2008 shows an Egypt Air plane supporting a new logo parked on the tarmac at the Cairo International Airport.. AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

ATHENS -- A number of passengers onboard a hijacked EgyptAir airliner which was forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday were being freed, Cyprus broadcaster CYBC reported.

The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation earlier reported that 55 passengers were on board and a crew of seven.

(More details awaited)

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