Man shot dead on plane in Bangladesh after attempting hijack

Bangladeshi commandos stormed a passenger jet in the south-east of the country on Sunday and shot dead an armed man who allegedly tried to hijack the Dubai-bound flight.

The suspect, described by officials as a 25-year-old Bangladeshi man, was shot as special forces rushed into the plane after it landed in Chittagong.

The 148 passengers and crew aboard Biman Bangladesh flight BG147 were all rescued unharmed, officials said.

The suspected hijacker was injured and died shortly after being arrested, Maj Gen Matiur Rahman, an army spokesman, told reporters.

“He is a Bangladeshi. We found a pistol from him and nothing else,” he said.