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A drone was discovered flying over the Forsmark nuclear facility by Swedish police

A drone was discovered flying over the Forsmark nuclear facility by Swedish police

STOCKHOLM, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Sweden's police have deployed troops and helicopters to the Forsmark nuclear facility in order to find a large drone seen flying over the facility late on Friday, but were unable to catch it, according to reports.

The incident happened on the Baltic Sea island of a day after Sweden's military begun patrolling the area in response to ongoing NATO-Russia tensions and a recent deployment of Russian landing craft in the Baltic.

Forsmark, Sweden's largest electricity producer, lies on the Baltic coast about 150 km north of the capital, Stockholm.

Police saw the drone, first seen by a security guard, moving around the plant before disappearing towards the island of Graso.

"Police continue to try to locate the drone, even with their own (drones), but without success," the police said in a incident report on its website, adding that there were no signs the drone had dropped anything in the area or landed.

It cited unconfirmed reports of possible drone sightings at the Ringhals nuclear facility on the country's west coast.

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