TEHERAN, Iran (PNN) - November 8, 2019 - Moments ago, local Iranian news outlets confirmed the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have shot down a drone from a foreign country.
The unidentified drone was downed near the port of Bandar-e-Mahshahr on the Gulf coast.
Mahshahr is home to Iran's Petrochemical Special Economic Zone (Petzone), where a major part of the country's petchem plants are located.
A domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missile was defending Iranian airspace at the time of the incident.
The governor of Iran's southern Khuzestan province, Gholamreza Shariati, said the wreckage of the drone has been recovered and is being investigated.