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Bulgaria wants to inspect drone that landed in the Black Sea resort

Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry on Monday sent a special unit to check and defuse a drone carrying explosives that went down on Sunday night in the Black Sea town of Tulenovo, Reuters reported.

The team was sent at the request of the regional government. After the drone is inspected, a decision will be made on the method of its disposal.

The tourist resort of Tylenovo is located about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of the border with Romania and across the Black Sea from Crimea. The peninsula has recently become a regular target of Ukrainian drone attacks. Marian Zhechev, mayor of Shabla municipality of which Tyulenovo is a part, told Nova TV:

“Last night, around 9:30 p.m., a signal was sent to 112, shortly after 10 p.m. the area was cordoned off by the police with a ban on people’s access and the use of restaurants’ terraces.”

The drone was found on rocks near the moored boats in Tyulenovo and was “an aircraft with standard ammunition”.

It is not yet known if the drone was brought by the sea current or if it fell from the air. Eyewitnesses report that the approximate length of the drone is 3 to 3.5 meters, and it had a container with explosives attached to it.


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