WORLD IN BRIEF : SOVIET UNION : Pakistan to Return Aeroflot Hijackers

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Pakistan will extradite 11 Soviet convicts who overpowered their guards on an Aeroflot airliner and hijacked it to Karachi, Tass news agency said in Moscow. Soviet law enforcement officials will leave for Karachi "in the near future" to pick up the hijackers, who are in custody there, Tass said. The airliner returned to Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, Monday night with 29 passengers and nine crewmen, Tass said. The 11 hijackers, who were armed with machine guns and pistols, surrendered in Karachi on Monday.

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