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- Video report by ITV News Correspondent Rebecca Barry
It has emerged that the two pistols and hand grenade used in the plane hijack were fake, the prime minister said.
The hijackers have been arrested after they forced a passenger jet to land in Malta.
The hijackers initially held more than a hundred passengers hostage but they and the crew were eventually released unharmed.
Initial forensic exams now showing weapons used in Afriqiyah hijack are replicas.
This is the moment the plane hijackers surrendered to security forces in Malta.
The two men, believed to be Libyan, have been taken into custody after an internal Libyan flight diverted and landed in Malta.
The plane is still being searched and passengers questioned.
Two pistols and a hand grenade were found on the hijacked plane, the Maltese prime minister said.
After the plane landed, hijackers were told they should release all passengers before negotiations could begin, he said.
They released the passengers but detained several crew members and asked for negotiators to board the plane, but their plea was rejected.
They later agreed to release the crew and surrender, he said.
When the hijackers surrendered they gave up a hand grenade and a pistol, and another pistol was later found during a search of the plane, he added.
Crew and hijackers are all being questioned and a full search of the aircraft is ongoing.