30 Dec. 1999
Kandahar, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER TAKES UP POSITON NEAR INDIAN AIRLINES HIJACKED PLANE AT KANDAHAR AIRPORT IN AFGHANISTAN.
Taleban soldiers on an armoured personnal carrier, mounted with a pair of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, take up a position near the hijacked Indian Airlines plane at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan December 30. The Taleban reinforced guards surrounding the hijacked aircraft in what the movement's Foreign Minister said was a normal rotation.