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Updated on: Friday, July 30, 2021, 09:28 AM IST

Drones spotted at 3 locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, says BSF

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Drones were spotted hovering over three different locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on Thursday, reported news agency ANI.

"Drone activities were suspected at three different areas of Samba district, last night," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba Rajesh Sharma told ANI.

The drones were spotted in Bari-Brahmana, Chiladya, and Gagwal areas around 8.30 pm on Thursday, officials told PTI.

"Some unidentified lights were seen in the sky near the international border in the Samba sector. Few rounds were fired on it and the lights disappeared," Border Security Force (BSF) officials told ANI.

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Meanwhile, officials told PTI that Border Security Force (BSF) personnel fired a couple of rounds towards one of the drones in Chiladya before it returned to the Pakistani side.

The other two drones disappeared from the sky shortly after hovering over sensitive security installations at Bari Brahmana and along Jammu-Pathankot highway in Gagwal, the officials said.

The latest sightings were recorded nearly a week after police shot down a Pakistani drone carrying five-kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) material in the border belt of Kanachak.

After the Jammu airbase attack, the number of drone sightings has gone up drastically and there have been several instances where the Army and Border Security Forces (BSF) troops at the border have fired at them.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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Published on: Friday, July 30, 2021, 09:28 AM IST
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