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Gunmen planned to blow up plane by hitting fuel tank

PESHAWAR: Holed up deep inside a Taliban-friendly neighborhood, gunmen waited patiently for the passenger plane to approach the airport before raising their guns into the night sky and unleashing a hail of bullets to shoot it down. Although only eight bullets hit the plane, one woman was killed and three crew members were wounded as the Airbus 310 plane carrying 178 passengers from Saudi Arabia landed in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday night. Airline officials said the gunmen had aimed specifically at…