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Monday 22 September 2014

Woman killed after man opens fire on passenger plane during landing

Published 24/06/2014 | 21:06

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One person was killed and two others were wounded after someone opened fire on a Pakistani plane as it was landing in the north-western city of Peshawar.

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Five bullets hit the plane said police official Dost Muhammad Khan.

A spokesman for Pakistan International Airways, Mashood Tajwar, said a woman died on the way to the hospital.

The incident happened as the plane was landing at the Peshawar airport.

Mr Khan said authorities were searching the area for the gunman.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but suspicion will likely fall on militants that the government has been fighting in the country's north-west.

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