Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone over airspace

3-4 kms (1 to 2.5 miles) inside Pakistani territory

Illustrative Image: Courtesy military.com

ISLAMABAD 24 June 2017: Pakistan has shot down an unmanned Iranian drone inside its territory in southwestern Baluchistan province, Pakistan said on Wednesday.

The Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crossed over the border on Monday, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement. “The drone was hit by Pakistan Air Force as it was unidentified and was flying at around 3-4 kms (1 to 2.5 miles) inside Pakistani territory,” it said.

The ministry said Islamabad has informed Tehran about the incident.

By Sheena Amos