Jammu, May 29 (PTI) A Pakistani drone with a payload was shot down in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday shortly after it crossed into the Indian side from across the International Border, police said.

A search party of police picked up the movement of a drone from the border in Talli Hariya Chak area under the Rajbagh police station's jurisdiction in the morning and fired at it, a police spokesperson said.

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He said the drone was brought down after being hit by the ground fire.

"It has a payload attached with it and it is being screened by the bomb disposal squad," the spokesperson said.

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He added the search party was sent to the area to check frequent drone activity from across the border.

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