JAMMU, Mar 5: The Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire at a suspected Pakistani drone along the International Border (IB) here this morning, officials said as a massive search operation was launched to ensure no weapons or narcotics were dropped by it.
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A BSF spokesperson said alert troops of the force fired at the suspected flying object when it entered the general area of Arnia in Jammu district around 4.10 am.
“The humming sound of a suspected drone was heard in the morning at 4:10 am by alert troops of the BSF in the general area of Arnia. The troops fired towards the direction of the sound,” the spokesperson said.
He said the area was cordoned off with the help of police, and a joint search operation was underway.
The officials said BSF troops fired around 18 rounds within a span of 10 minutes after picking up the movement of the drone.