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Troops storm hijack plane

Kenyan troops stormed a hijacked Saudi airliner in Nairobi last night, shooting an Ethiopian hijacker holding a toy pistol, Reuter reports from Nairobi. His female accomplice was overpowered and the airliner's pilot and co-pilot were rescued. The operation ended the hijacking that started when the plane was seized after take-off from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.