PIA Airbus Jet Attacked by Gunmen, One Woman Dead

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One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Peshawar bound PIA flight while landing at the airport here, an injured staff said.

Pakistan authorities are looking for a gunman who opened fire at a plane while it was landing in the country’s volatile northwest.

The PIA flight PK756, carrying nearly 180 passengers from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing at the Bacha Khan International airport late yesterday night.

A woman passenger was killed and two flight stewards- Wajid and Ijaz- were injured. Wajid, who sustained bullet injuries in his leg, said the plane was at an altitude of 250 to 300 feet height when gunshot hit the plane at the back side. Luckily Captain Tariq Chaudhry safely landed the plane at airport and averted a catastrophe.

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