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J-K: BSF opens fire on suspected Pakistan drone near LoC in Poonch, search operation launched

An alert was sounded and the whole area was put under strict cordon and a massive search operation was launched to sanitise the area.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi Poonch Updated on: May 29, 2024 9:10 IST
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Poonch: The Border Security Force (BSF) troops opened fire on a suspected Pakistani drone near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. The BSF personnel fired three dozen rounds on the drone to bring it down.

According to the officials, the border guards stationed at the Khanetar garrison detected drone activity originating from across the border around 11:30 pm on Tuesday.

Search operation launched 

Following the detection of drone activity, an alert was issued, and the entire area was placed under a strict cordon. Subsequently, a large-scale search operation was initiated this morning to thoroughly sanitise the area.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police had announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh for information leading to the interception of drones suspected of carrying weapons or narcotics across the border, as well as for the recovery of any such material.

Mute woman from PoK detained in Rajouri

Earlier on May 29, a 45-year-old mute woman from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) was detained by the Indian Army along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. 

The woman hails from the Sakhi Nath village in Kotli district of PoK, according to an identity card recovered from her possession. She was believed to have inadvertently entered Indian territory, the officials said.

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