Taiwan’s troops have shot down an unidentified drone that had intruded over an island in Kinmen County and failed to heed warnings.
The incident took place on September 1. Confirming the development, the Army's Kinmen Defense Command (KDC) said an unidentified "civilian" UAV entered the airspace over the restricted waters of Shiyu Islet in Kinmen's Lieyu Township. Taiwan’s troops responded by following standard operating procedures. After the drone ignored warnings, it was shot down by the military.
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This is the third day in a row that Taiwan was forced to fire live ammunition at drones intruding over Kinmen's islands. On August 30, soldiers fired at a Chinese UAV for failing to respond to warnings while circling over Erdan Island, before it retreated to China's Xiamen, marking the first time Taiwan troops had fired live ammunition at a Chinese drone. The next day, three more Chinese “civilian” drones that intruded on the airspace over Lieyu, Dadan, and Caoyu islands were shot at. The UAVs quickly flew away toward Xiamen.