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Originally posted by Countermeasures
How about the bus hijacking is just a front-end plot to do a 9/11 attack in Russia? Why do they want to go to Russia? Lot of questions....
ATHENS (Reuters) - Two suspected Albanians armed with rifles and dynamite hijacked a packed passenger bus in Athens and warned they would "light the fuse" if a Thursday deadline for payment of a $1 million ransom was not met.
As night fell, hours after the early morning drama began, the gunmen had freed 17 of an original 23 hostages.
But the releases came to an abrupt halt after one hijacker set an 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EST) Thursday deadline for payment of the ransom and vowed not to free any of the remaining hostages -- two men and four women -- until his demand was met.
ATHENS, Greece - Two armed men who hijacked a bus and threatened to blow it up surrendered just after midnight Wednesday and released six of their remaining hostages.
All were shown on Greek television leaving the bus from the driver's door. Heavily armed police then searched the public bus, which had been hijacked about 18 hours before.