TERRORISM: Brief and Bloody

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 708 was 13 minutes out of Addis Ababa last week, en route to Asmara, Athens, Rome and Paris, when a grim, familiar sequence began. Five men and two women stood up in various sections of the Boeing 720-B jet's passenger section, pulled out guns and began shouting orders in Amharic. Their skyjacking attempt turned out to be brief, bloody and singularly unsuccessful. Ethiopian security men, who have been aboard all the airline's international flights with orders to shoot to kill, also jumped up and commenced firing. Six of the skyjackers were...

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