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Tuesday, 21 September 2021 11.41 AM IST

Two blasts in Jammu Air Force station: Terrorists targeted Indian flights and copters

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SRINAGAR: Terrorists are behind the two explosions at Jammu Air force station and they targeted Indian flights and helicopters. However, the target went awry. One blast caused damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area. Two sustained minor injuries. There was no damage to any equipment, said the IAF.


Meantime, two have been taken into custody in connection with the incident. They were nabbed from Satwari area near the air force station. The authorities refused to divulge more details of them. Security agencies suspect that the attack was carried using drones. However, no drones were found on the radar. Security agencies and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have launched an investigation into the matter. Top sources say the possibility of using a drone for an attack cannot be ruled out.

The airport where the attack took place is just 14 km away from the India-Pakistan border. It was found earlier that terrorists had used drones to carry weapons up to 12 km from the Indian border. This strengthens the suspicion that drones were used in the attack. All areas will be investigated, informed military sources. Military officials have reached the spot to assess the situation. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacted with top officials following the attack. The Chief of Air Staff, who is in Bangladesh on an official visit, is constantly monitoring the situation.

The twin blasts occurred in the technical area of the airport, controlled by the Air Force. The military initially concluded that no powerful explosives were used in the attack. There are doubts on whether today's attacks were a test dose before a big attack. Extreme caution has been declared in the region following the attack.

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