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Pakistan claims downed drone was inside its territory

By Jay Jackson, Caribbean News.Net
17 Mar 2019, 06:46 GMT+10

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistan military says it has shot down an Indian spy drone inside its territory aongside the Jammu and Kadshmir border.

The drone was brought down on Saturday.

"Pakistan army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in Rakhchikri Sector along Line of Control," army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor posted on Twitter.

The tweet went on to say the quadcopter had traversed 150 meters inside Pakistan.

Hostilites have flared in recent weeks following a militant attack on an Indian military convoy in which at least forty soldiers were killed in mid-February, in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Both sides in subquent attacks claimed to have brought down each other's warplanes.

There has also been heightened tension and hostilities along the Line of Control.

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