October 3, 2023

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Bulgarian military detonates mysterious drone found on Black Sea coast

Bulgarian military detonates mysterious drone found on Black Sea coast
Bulgarian military detonates drone found on Black Sea coast

Government of Bulgaria Fragments of the drone were found on the city’s beach last night, it said on Monday TyulenovoNext to the Black Sea, about 60 kilometers from the city PaintAn explosive device was attached to it, and it was Blasted today by a panel of experts.

In a statement, the Balkan nation’s defense ministry said it sent a unit from the Varna naval base to the site of the discovery at the request of the Varna regional government.

A few hours later, the soldiers he sent in another note at 11:00 local time (08:00 GMT) left. Detonate “88mm high-explosive mortar shells”. Protects an area of ​​150 meters radius from other drones in a controlled manner.

Drone found on Bulgarian coast In the photo you can see the explosives exploding (Reuters)

Security cameras from a nearby restaurant were shown The moment the drone exploded On Black Sea rocks.

The Explosive Moment (REUTERS)

Experts had previously ruled out moving the explosives to a suitable location for disposal. High risk of “serious damage”.

According to the portal Nova.bgThe actions were prompted by a complaint lodged by some last night Local citizens Who said they found a drone on the rocks of the beach? DiulenovoA city located in the northeast of the country, very close to the border with Romania.

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The portal quoted Witnesses said the drone had an electronic light and a defused bomb.

for now, It is not clear how the device reached the Bulgarian coastIt may have fallen directly from the air or been swept away by ocean currents.

It is unclear whether the drone fell from the air or was swept away by ocean currents. (Reuters)

stations bTV And Nova TV They think it is possible Associated with Russian attacks South of Ukraine.

Televisions published Photos of the device taken by social media users According to witnesses, it measured about three meters and carried an explosive device between 50 and 60 centimeters.

Authorities believe it may be linked to Russian attacks in southern Ukraine. (Bulgarian Defense Ministry/REUTERS)

In recent days, many Fragments of a Russian drone fell on Romanian soilDuring night attacks in the south of this country, near the border with Ukraine.

Both Bulgaria and Romania belong to NATO.

(With information from EFE and Reuters)