PIA A310 shot at in Peshawar landing; one dead

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A310-300 was shot at while on descent to Peshawar airport, leaving at least one dead, say reports.

The aircraft was landing after a flight from Riyadh when it was shot at. Reports say one passenger died while two others, believed to be cabin crew members, were injured.

It is not immediately clear who was behind the shots, but reports say militants fighting government forces in the country's northwest could claim responsibility.

PIA was not immediately contactable for comment.

The airline's parked aircraft were damaged in a 9 June terrorist raid at Karachi airport. PIA said then that none of its operational fleet was affected.