Drones spotted in Jammu again; 1 in Samba district, another in Kathua


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Two drones were spotted in the Jammu division on Thursday evening. One drone activity was witnessed near 92 Brigade Headquarters of the Indian Army at Nandpur in Samba district. Another drone was spotted in the Hiranagar area of the Kathua district.

The Army fired eight rounds of bullets at the object which was flying at a height of 200-250 metres above the ground level. It was seen for about a minute over Nandpur village in the Samba district’s Ramgarh police station area.

Another drone was spotted by locals in the Hiranagar area of the Kathua district. Soon, they raised an alarm, but the drone disappeared from the spot, sources said.

On Wednesday as well, a drone was spotted along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwalla sector in Akhnoor area of Jammu district around 9 pm.

On spotting the drone, Army personnel fired several rounds of bullets at the flying object. The drone then returned to the Pakistani side of the borders after hovering over the area for some time.

This is not the first time a drone was spotted in the Jammu region. Late on Tuesday as well, a drone was found near the International Border in Jammu’s Arnia sector.

Drone activity in the Union Territory seems to have heightened after two blasts rocked Jammu Air Force Station on June 27. Since then, security forces have spotted a number of drones hovering over various military stations across Jammu.

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