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J&K: IAF drone crashes near Pakistan border, police rush to investigate

Kathua district witnesses terrorist activity on occasion, given its proximity to the India-Pakistan border.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2017 11:16 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
A view of the wrecked Indian Air Force drone.
A view of the wrecked Indian Air Force drone. (HT Photo)

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force crashed near a village in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning.

Senior superintendent of police Suleman Choudhary said the incident occurred at Ladoli village in Kathua district. “We were informed about this at 3.30 am. A police team has been sent to the spot, and further information is awaited,” he added.

No loss to life or property was reported.

Kathua witnesses terrorist activity on occasion, given its proximity to the India-Pakistan border. Militants have staged attacks on the Jammu-Pathankot highway – which passes through the district – several times in the past.