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Pak drone brought down near International Border of Gujarat

A Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was on Tuesday fired down near the International Border in Kutch district of Gujarat, police sources said.

Wreck of the UAV was seen near Nanghatad village in Abdasa taluka of Kutch, they said.

On hearing a loud sound around 6 am, villagers went to the spot and saw the debris of the UAV, the sources said.

Asked if a Pakistani UAV had been fired down by the Indian armed forces, a police official, on condition of anonymity, said, “Such an incident has happened, we are investigating the matter.”

The official, nevertheless, denied elaborating further.

Earlier, government sources said that in a pre-dawn strike, combat jets of Indian Air Force bombed terror camps at multiple spots across the Line of Control on the Pakistani side, 12 days after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group carried out the cowardly Pulwama attack in Kashmir.

They said the IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighter jets hit the terror camps in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti in the well-planned strike finishing Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman summarised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the operation.

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