Cargo plane comes under fire near Peshawar airport

The aircraft was attacked with an AK-47 rifle in the Sheikh Muhammadi area of Peshawar.


Riaz Ahmad August 31, 2014

PESHAWAR: A Russian cargo plane was attacked in the outskirt of Peshawar before it landed at the Bacha Khan International Airport late on Sunday.

According to details, around 9pm on Sunday the aircraft was attacked with an AK-47 rifle in the Sheikh Muhammadi area of Peshawar. The plane was hit by a single bullet in tail.

CCPO Ijaz Khan confirmed the report and said that there was no report of loss in the attack and the aircraft managed to land safely. He added that it was cargo plane rather than a passenger one.

Earlier on June 26, 2014, gunmen fired on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-756, carrying 178 passengers and crew members, as it was landing at the Bacha Khan International Airport Tuesday night, killing a woman and injuring two others, including a crew member.

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Mamu | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@S.Nasir Mehdi: One major work. They are out to remove the Badshahat from Pakistan. And In Sha Allah they will succeed.

the Skunk | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@S.Nasir Mehdi: Nasir Sahib...the local police are not there for securing the airport but the airport security. The plane on approaching the airport can be fired upon from two or three miles away. It is the disgruntled tribesmen that are responsible for this action and not PTI. Nevertheless, this problem has existed from even before partition. Salams

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