Iran Shoots Down Drone Over Southern Port City

Iranian forces shot down a drone belonging to a foreign country on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting an Iranian official.

“The downed drone definitely belonged to a foreign country. Its wreckage has been recovered and is being investigated,” said Gholamreza Shariati, the governor of Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, according to IRNA, Reuters writes.

Iranian media earlier reported that the army had shot down a drone over the Gulf port city of Mahshahr in Khuzestan province, without providing further details.

The official and Iranian news outlets did not say whether it was a military or civilian drone, or from which country it came from, Reuters adds.

“It was downed over Iran’s airspace with the army’s domestically made Mersad surface-to-air missile,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency said.

Iran’s Arabic-Language al-Alam TV channel said: “Residents of Imam Khomeini port city heard the sound of a missile being fired on Friday morning.”

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