Pakistani Plane emergency lands due to engine failure

08:06, June 29, 2010      

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A Karachi-bound plane of Pakistan International Airlines made an emergency landing after its engine failed during its flight, reported local English TV channel Express on Monday evening.

According to the report, the plane made the emergency landing at an airport in Quetta, capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province.

The report didn't mention from where the plane took off.

So far no casualties or damages have been reported regarding the incident.

About a week ago, a local Islamabad-bound plane made an emergency landing at Karachi airport after receiving a report that a bomb was planted in the plane. But it later turned out to be only a threat by terrorists.

Recently there are signs showing that terrorists have shifted attack targets on communications system in the country. Over the last week or so, at least three bomb attacks on railway tracks have been reported in the country.

Analysts say the shift of the attack tactics by terrorists in the country is probably partially due to the fact that the local police and security forces have tightened their security protection in major cities across the country, especially following the May 28 attack on hundreds of innocent prayers in two mosques in Lahore,the largest city in Punjab province, and the June 8 attack on some 60 oil tankers near Islamabad, capital of Pakistan. The two afore-said attacks claimed more than 100 lives.

Source: Xinhua


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