109 passengers released from hijacked Libyan plane: Maltese prime minister
A group of hostages is released from a hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane in Malta on December 23, 2016 (AFP Photo/Matthew Mirabelli)

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said a total of 109 passengers had been released from the hijacked Libyan plane which landed in Malta on Friday.

Muscat said an initial group of 25 women and children released from the plane were quickly followed by nearly all of the 118 people on board the Airbus A320 jet.