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India may seek payment for Pan Am hijack victims

Published Thu, Dec 26, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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[NEW DELHI] India may soon seek compensation from the United States for 12 of its nationals killed during the hijacking of Pan Am 73 in Pakistan more than 27 years ago, local media reported on Wednesday.

The 12 Indians were on board the American flight when terrorists belonging to Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) hijacked it in Karachi way back in 1986. The attack was carried out with cover from Libyan authorities and Tripoli in 2008 had paid a compensation of US$1.5 billion to the United States. However, even though the funds were not from US taxpayers, Washington decided to co…

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