A passenger on board a Pakistan International Airlines’ Airbus A310 was killed and others were wounded when the aircraft was hit by gunfire as it landed at Peshawar Airport in the early hours of Wednesday.

News reports say a gunman or gunmen opened fire on the aircraft, which was operating flight PK756 and arriving from Riyadh.

There were no statements by PIA, but an airline spokesman was quoted as saying there were 178 passengers plus crew on board. A female passenger who was shot in the head died on the way to hospital and at least two more people were injured.

The area has seen a rise in militant group and Pakistani Taliban activity in recent weeks, including a fierce attack launched on Karachi Airport earlier in June.