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Airliner Hijacked over Turkey

Saudi officials say two knife-wielding airline hijackers holding more than 170 people hostage now want to fly
to Afghanistan.

The men, who identified themselves as Chechens, commandeered a Moscow-bound Russian jet after takeoff from Turkey. The plane
landed in Medina Saudi Arabia, where it is still surrounded by security forces.

Negotiations have taken place with the hijackers, but so far, no
passengers or crew members have been released.