Drones were spotted at three different locations in Jammu and Kashmir late Thursday evening. The officials inform that authorities have issued a high alert in the region.
As per the information contained, the first drone was spotted at Samba's Ghajwal police station area. The police station in charge Rakesh Sharma and police personnel kept monitoring it till the end. The second drone was located in the Chliyari International Border area while the third drone was sighted at the Bari Brahma area. The drones were spotted between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Now, after the drones were spotted again after the terror attacks at the air base a high alert has been sounded in the entire Samba district. A search operation is held by police officials in all three areas to see if the drone succeeded in dropping anything. Border Security Forces fired a few rounds of bullets at the suspected drone near the Chliyari International border in Samba. However, the drone managed to flee from the spot. This is the second time in less than a week that a drone has been spotted near the International Border.
Earlier, this month Jammu and Kashmir police shot down a drone carrying improvised explosive device material weighing five kg in the Akhnoor area. The IED material was attached to the flying object and was meant to be assembled into an IED before use, they said. Meanwhile, the Centre has instructed all security agencies to be extra vigilant about any flying objects ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.