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Jammu & Kashmir News: Twin Low-Intensity Blasts At Jammu Air Base, Use Of Drone Suspected

Two low-intensity explosions rocked the high security technical area of Indian Air Force Station at Jammu on 27June at around 2 AM. Two IAF personnel suffered minor injuries in the blasts.

Reports say that the two blasts were reported in quick succession. The first blast was reported at 1.37 AM and the second at 1.43 AM. The Deputy Inspector General of CRPF has also arrived at Jammu’s Air Force Station.

J&K DGP, Dilbagh Singh said that the drones were used to drop explosive material at the Jammu airfield. Singh also said that Jammu Police have also recovered 5-6kgs of Improvised Explosive Device.

The DGP further added that the IED was from Lashkar-e Taiba outfit and was to be planted at some crowded place.

A team of forensic experts, Bomb Disposal Squad and National Investigation Agency have reached the explosion site to determine the cause of the blast. The area has also been sanitised.

The Indian Air Force is investigating the matter for a possible drone attack on Jammu Air Force Station. Reports say that this could be the first ever drone attack on an Indian Military base.

Jammu & Kashmir Police have registered an FIR under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

According to officials, alert has been sounded in Punjab’s border district of Pathankot. They said, tight vigil is being maintained near key installations in Pathankot. Five years ago, the Pathankot Air Force base had come under terrorist attack.

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