At least five unidentified drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) were spotted flying over the iconic Eiffel Tower and the US embassy in Paris, prompting security concerns, reports the International Business Times.
French officials, cited by multiple news outlets, have confirmed the flights and are perplexed over who could have operated them.
A special investigation team has been formed to probe the incident. AFP quoted a security source as saying "at least five drones were spotted".
Local television channel BFM TV reported that a drone was flown over emblematic areas of the French capital, which include the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, Bastille, and the US diplomatic mission.