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@KanchanGupta @tavleen_singh Please read how hijackers were dealt with in 1991 in singapore.

@KanchanGupta @tavleen_singh Please read how hijackers were dealt with in 1991 in singapore.

In light of the recent London terror attack, many a minister has sounded cautionary warnings over the need to be vigilant and prepared in the event of a terror attack here as well. In remarks he made on the incident, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also stressed that such acts of terror could absolutely happen here too . Incidentally, Mar. 26 marks a major terror incident in Singapore’s past. 26 years ago, on Mar. 26, 1991, Singapore Airlines flight SQ117 was hijacked by four members of the Pakistan People’s Party. The whole ordeal occurred over nine and a half hours, before SAF’s Special Operations Force (SOF) commandos clinically eliminated the hijackers and freed the hostages in the early hours of Mar. 27, 1991. We walk you through the SQ117 hijacking as it happened. The following accounts are factually derived from actual records and news reports of the incident, supple...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/03/sia-flight-sq117-was-shocki...

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