INDIA-HIJACKING-RELEASED HOSTAGES

DXB03 - 19991225 - AL-MANHAD AIRBASE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES : Picture taken from Dubai television of released hostages from the Indian Airlines hijacked plane at al-Manhad military Base, about 40 km southeast of the Gulf emirate of Dubai, early 25 December 1999. The AirBus 300 plane was seized by heavily armed hijackers in Nepal and ended up around midnight 24 December 1999 in the United Arab Emirates, where the plane was refueled before leaving for the Afghan city of Kandahar after releasing 25 hostages. EPA PHOTO AFP/DUBAI TV/RABIH MOGHRABI