Pakistan International Airlines plane attacked while landing

Pakistan International Airlines plane attacked while landing

Pakistan International Airlines plane attacked while landing

Written by News 1st

25 Jun, 2014 | 7:03 am

Foreign media reports that the PIA passenger jet which was targeted was an Airbus A310 with 178 passengers on board

Gunmen fired on a Pakistan International Airlines flight Tuesday after it landed in Peshawar, killing one passenger and injuring a flight attendant, said airline spokesman Mashood Tajwar.

Flight 756 left Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with 170 passengers on board.

The plane was fired on after landing at Bacha Khan International Airport. Passengers were still inside the aircraft.

The dead body of a passenger killed in a Peshawar airport shooting is placed in an ambulance.

The dead body of a passenger killed in a Peshawar airport shooting is placed in an ambulance.

Police and security forces have cordoned off the area and are searching for attackers. The airport remained open, said Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Abid Qaimkhan.

No one has claimed responsibility.

Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar is often targeted by militants.

Two rockets landed at the airport on April 28, damaging a runway. No one was killed in that attack.

CNN

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