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Qatar says second UAE plane violated its airspace

AFP  |  Doha 

said today that a second United Arab military jet had violated its airspace, prompting a new complaint to the

The plane was travelling from the to on January 3 when it flew over Qatar's special economic zone "without prior authorisation", the foreign ministry said.

Yesterday said it had lodged a protest at the United Nations about a fighter jet violating its airspace on December 21.

In its new complaint, said the "repetition of this terrible incident" was evidence of the violating international

UAE yesterday denied the accusation relating to the first incident and said would send an official response.

Tensions have escalated in the since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and cut all ties with in June, accusing of supporting Islamist extremists and being too close to Riyadh's arch-rival,

They have banned all flights to and from and cut off most trade links.

Qatar denies the allegations, arguing the bloc aims to incite regime change in Doha.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 18:10 IST