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Soldiers open fire at Pakistan drone in Poonch

Soldiers open fire at Pakistan drone in Poonch

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Tribune News Service

Jammu, February 12

Army troops fired shots at a Pakistani drone near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu division late on Sunday evening.

The drone returned to the Pakistan side after briefly hovering over the Indian territory, an Army official said.

The official said after the buzzing sound in the area, soldiers at close to LoC in Nar Mankote area of Mendhar fired at least three rounds to bring it down.

“The drone returned to the Pakistan side due to the firing by soldiers after which a search operation was launched by the police and Army in the area but nothing was found till Monday afternoon” said a police official. The searches were underway.

The J&K police have announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh to anyone informing on drones flown from across the border to drop narcotics, arms or explosive materials. Multiple consignments of arms, ammunition and drugs have been recovered by security forces in the past.

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