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US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday released the age-progressed photographs of the four alleged hijackers involved in the hijack of the Pan Am Flight 73 on September 5, 1986, where 20 people, including Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, were killed.
US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday released the age-progressed photographs of the four alleged hijackers involved in the hijack of the Pan Am Flight 73 on September 5, 1986, where 20 people, including Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, were killed.
The hijackers are Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar-Rahayyal, and Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar and their photographs of how they would look today have been released by the FBI.
 
These images were created by the FBI Laboratory using age-progression technology and original photographs obtained by the FBI in the year 2000.
 
The U.S. Department of State Rewards for Justice Program is offering a reward of up to USD 5 million (approximately Rs 31 crores) each for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the alleged hijackers.
 
Each of these individuals is believed to have been a member of the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), previously on the U.S. Department of State’s list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Each suspect is currently on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List.
 
“Anyone with information regarding these terrorists is asked to contact the FBI, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or submit a tip on tips.fbi.gov (tipsters can remain anonymous),” a release by the FBI states.
 
The storming of the Pan Am Flight 73, which had landed in Karachi from Mumbai, resulted in the murder of 20 passengers and crew, including two Americans, and over 100 individuals on board were injured in the attack.
 
Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who headed the attendants on the flight, lost her life while protecting the passengers. She was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra for her bravery.