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Pakistan beats deadline -- seizing Sikh skyjackers

Pakistani commandos disguised as sweepers sneaked aboard a hijacked Indian airliner, overpowered five Sikh separatists clutching long knives, and freed their remaining 44 hostages unharmed, officials said. The 20-hour hijack drama ended on the tarmac of Lahore Airport just over two hours before a deadline set by the hijackers ran out.

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