Crew members of a plane that has landed in Somalia have become hostages of Al-Shabab

Militants of the extremist group Al-Shabab took hostage of people aboard the transport aircraft after he made a hard landing in Somalia, reports RIA News DPA message. In total, 12 people were in the hands of the bandits.


Crew members of a plane that has landed in Somalia have become hostages of Al-Shabab


On Wednesday, south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, made a hard landing transport aircraft, people on board were not injured. The head of the local administration, Hussein Scheenea, told reporters that “those who were on the plane and the plane itself were guarded by representatives of the African Union (AU) and the Somali military personnel”.

However, he later said: "Now I confirm that the team and the plane are in the hands of Al-Shabab."

According to the official, several people on the plane are US citizens.

According to the agency, the Pentagon confirmed the fact of the incident, but at the same time stated that there could not be US citizens on the plane - neither military nor civil. The ministry also noted that “the plane carrying cargo for African Union troops was not sent from the United States, but from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to the airport located at the military base of the southern province of Somalia, Lower Shabelle.”

Help Agency: The Islamist group "Al-Shabab" ("Movement of Young Mujahideen") is waging an armed struggle against the central government of the country and impedes UN humanitarian activities. The group is listed by the United States as a terrorist organization in 2008, and sanctions are imposed on it throughout the country. ”
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  1. Sasha 19871987 29 October 2015 10: 54 New
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    with Somalis, everything has long been clear, more interesting, who is behind them ... I was always amused that they didn’t pay the ransom on the nameless island under the third palm from the shore, but to the Geneva or London bank ...
    1. Major Yurik 29 October 2015 10: 59 New
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      Here the guys are really funny, but tearfully asked not to compare their "state" with hohland. Their president broadcast that they were an order of magnitude better and more civilized than shit. I think he's right! negative
      1. DMoroz 29 October 2015 12: 04 New
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        he is really right
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  2. Abbra 29 October 2015 10: 57 New
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    Money fell from the sky to the bandits ...
    1. sssla 29 October 2015 11: 00 New
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      Quote: Abbra
      fell from the sky

      So I didn’t understand what they "tough" then sat there ???
  3. Teberii 29 October 2015 10: 58 New
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    A mess around the world - this is the task of the Americans. You look, and these terrorists will become fighters for democracy.
  4. MIKHAN 29 October 2015 11: 05 New
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    Well, as they say .. "This is Business, baby .." Earlier in my childhood I thought that already in 2015 there would be interplanetary flights (as tourists))) But it turns out, mankind is slowly returning to the slave system ... Very sad! sad
  5. Denis DV 29 October 2015 11: 06 New
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    I don’t understand, did the terrorists take the hostages?
    1. Igor F. 29 October 2015 11: 53 New
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      But nothing personal, business! Everyone knows that Somalia is a country of sea pirates, this is what they live for! It may even be this: until you give the loot for the fact that we kept the hostages, guarded, fed, and until you give the money with interest, you won’t get the hostages! wassat
    2. SergGrey318 29 October 2015 14: 05 New
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      I’ll tell you more.
      Terrorists who have captured terrorists demand a ransom from terrorists.
      Something like this.
  6. MDesant 29 October 2015 11: 15 New
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    In Afghanistan, in the next year of life, after a heavy and prolonged chase by American special forces, a bearded Taliban overtook a stolen bottle of Pepsi-Cola and looked like Bin Laden.
    At a preliminary five-second inquiry, the suspect claimed that he was not Osama at all.
    Checking the statements of the caught, a polygraph showed that he really is only a former champion of Afghanistan in relay racing.
  7. Mama_Cholli 29 October 2015 11: 22 New
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    Relatives of Obama, however, have already hesitated everyone with their greed ...

    Pisi: Do not go children to Africa for a walk ...
  8. Cananecat 29 October 2015 11: 26 New
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    The delta is screwed up again, some of the hostages will die, the rest will be registered as heroes ... unless of course the Yankees still have time by the time the hostages still breathe.
  9. Bazilevs81 29 October 2015 11: 28 New
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    USA threw their compatriots, for the sake of their interests.
  10. Estet59 29 October 2015 11: 34 New
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    In the photo, a clown with an empty pipe poses. She thinks she will shoot!
    1. Denis DV 29 October 2015 11: 44 New
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      Framed by clogging with grass, then they’ll smoke laughing
  11. 33 Watcher 29 October 2015 11: 48 New
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    And what kind of cargo was that? Besides American citizens, American weapons? These are no help to anyone else. Looks lucky eggplant, oh lucky, and twice laughing
  12. Burmistr 29 October 2015 12: 03 New
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    traces of the State Department ...
  13. pts-m 29 October 2015 12: 16 New
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    citizens of all countries ... do not respond to the call of the United States to chip in to buy these pindosos from hungry Somalis ... let their default be closer to .... ard greenery.
  14. Vlad5307 29 October 2015 12: 18 New
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    Quote: MIKHAN
    Well, as they say .. "This is Business, baby .." Earlier in my childhood I thought that already in 2015 there would be interplanetary flights (as tourists))) But it turns out, mankind is slowly returning to the slave system ... Very sad!

    The possibility was theoretically possible, but in practice the CPSU ceased to be a party building socialism, although it was stated through Brezhnev that the construction of socialism in the USSR was basically completed. But in fact, they have gone far from socialism to the side and, apparently, it was not for nothing that they were criticized both in China and by the western parties of the fraternal countries.
    And if our government will continue to follow the course of pseudo-liberal capitalism, then the slide of mankind into a new slave system is inevitable - predetermined by the decline of imperialism. This can be opposed by the states that are building real socialism, and not the fictitious CPSU after the death of I.V. Stalin and which in fact was a departure from the foundations of building socialism. request
  15. Olegovi4 30 October 2015 05: 02 New
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    Americans as always, "I'm not me, and not my hut." "the plane is not ours, it was not ours, it was flying not from us and not to us. It was carrying something, but not ours."