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EgyptAir jet hijacked and diverted to Cyprus

A hijacked EgyptAir flight landed at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus early Tuesday, authorities said.

Flight MS181 was en route from Alexandria to Cairo at the time of the incident, according to the airline.

The flight had 82 passengers on board and the hijackers have offered to release women and children, former EU commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said on Twitter.

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