2 low-intensity blasts, minutes apart, hit Jammu air force station

A bomb disposal squad and a forensic team were rushed to the spot following the blasts, officials said. Western command air chief has also reached the site.

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2021 09:01 AM IST

Two “low intensity” blasts were reported at Jammu airport’s technical area in quick succession damaging the roof of a building early on Sunday, the Indian Air Force said. The first explosion was place at 1.40am and the other, weaker in intensity, a little later, officials said.

“Two low intensity explosions were reported early Sunday morning in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. One caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area,” IAF tweeted. “There was no damage to any equipment. Investigation is in progress along with civil agencies,” it added.

A bomb disposal squad and a forensic team were rushed to the spot following the blasts, officials said. Western command air chief has also reached the site.

According to an ANI report citing people familiar with the matter, two drones were used to carry out the attack. “There is no damage to any aircraft in the blasts. Two personnel suffered minor injuries,” they said.

Jammu airport is not a civil airport.

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