Indian Agencies Investigate Possible Drone-carried Explosives Attack on Jammu Airport

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  • 11:59 AM, June 28, 2021
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Indian Agencies Investigate Possible Drone-carried Explosives Attack on Jammu Airport
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The two blasts which targeted an Indian high security airport located around 14 km from the border with Pakistan in the early hours of Sunday likely used drones to carry explosives.

It is believed to be the first use of drones in a terror attack on an Indian military facility. The blasts, that left two Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel injured, took place at the Air Force base in Jammu Airport. One of the blasts caused damage to the roof of a building in the technical section while another bomb exploded in an open area, Indian media reported.

"Drones with payload were used in both the blasts at Jammu airfield. Another crude bomb was found by the Jammu police. This IED was received by a Lashkar e Taiba operative and was to be planted at some crowded place," Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh told NDTV.

Teams from the IAF, the National Bomb Data Centre, forensic experts and the Jammu and Kashmir police are also investigating the attack.

The Jammu airport is a dual use facility under IAF control, also used to operate passenger flights.

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