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Pakistan fighter jet shoots down Iranian drone near Balochistan border

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

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

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.

Updated Date: Jun 21, 2017 13:49 PM

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