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Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone near border

An Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force fighter jet in restive Balochistan province.

Published: 21st June 2017 02:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2017 02:32 PM   |  A+A-

AP file image of drone used for representational purpose only

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: An Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force fighter jet in restive Balochistan province.

Pakistan Air Force's indigenously built JF-17 Thunder fighter was used to destroy the Iranian drone in Balochistan's Panjgur area, officials said.

It was not clear when the drone was shot down but officials confirmed the debris was found on Monday.

Pakistan has a long border with Iran, which in recent months, has expressed concern over militants operating along the Pakistani border.

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