Pakistani drone meant to ‘drop weapons’ for militants, shot down near Kathua, says police

Srinagar: The police has said that a drone carrying weapons near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir was shot down by the Border Security Forces today. An American-origin M4 rifle, two magazines and ammunition have been recovered.

The drone was seen hovering in the skies by a BSF patrol party at 5.10 am. The BSF personnel fired nine rounds at the drone flying 250 metres inside Indian territory.

According to the police, it was another attempt by Pakistani forces to ‘drop weapons for terrorists’.

“This delivery was meant for a terrorist, Ali Bhai. The payload was carrying his name,” a senior police officer said.

“The drone is 8-feet wide from blade-to-blade and seems to have been controlled by a Pakistani picket opposite Panesar post of the BSF formation in Kathua sector,” the officer said.

The police also said arms and ammunitions of the same make have been recovered from militants belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed who were killed near Jammu region a few months ago.


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