Army troops open fire at suspected Pakistani drone along LoC in Jammu

A massive joint search operation by the Army and police is underway following the incident in forward Battal area, they said.

Jammu: Army troops opened a few rounds at a suspected Pakistani drone along the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector here Tuesday evening, police officials said.

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A massive joint search operation by the Army and police is underway following the incident in forward Battal area, they said.

Alert troops picked up the movement of a suspected drone between around 6.30 pm and fired a few rounds to bring it down, the officials said.

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Due to the darkness, it was not known whether the drone went back or fell down, they said, adding that the Army along with police had launched a massive operation immediately to check the area for the drone or its payload like weapons, narcotics and money.

Further details are awaited, the officials said.

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