Drone attack hits Jammu Air Force Station, IAF confirms 2 blasts

New Delhi/Jammu/UNI: In a first-of-its-kind attack in India, drones were used to airdrop explosives at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Jammu which led to two low-intensity blasts in the wee hours of Sunday, leaving two soldiers injured.

An official said that the two low-intensity blasts took place at around 0140 hours at the high-security zone of Air Force Station Jammu.

“One caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area,” the Air Force said in a tweet.

“The ceiling and window panes have been damaged due to blast,” said the official.

Two Air Force men WO Arvind Singh and LAC S K Singh have suffered minor injuries and were given first aid.

There was no damage to any equipment. The investigation is in progress along with civil agencies, the IAF clarified.

The Jammu and Kashmir police said the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba was using an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Jammu to carry out terror attacks.

“An IED of 5 to 6 kg weight was recovered by Jammu police and it was received by the LeT outfit operative and was to be planted at some crowded place,” Police Director General Dilbag Singh told UNI.

Police have registered FIR and investigation is on, said the DGP.

The incident took place hours before Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Ladakh on a three-day visit to review the overall security situation in the hinterland and along the borders in the Union Territory.

“Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh spoke to Vice Air Chief, Air Marshal HS Arora regarding today’s incident at Air Force Station in Jammu. Air Marshal Vikram Singh is reaching Jammu to take stock of the situation,” Defence Ministry said in a tweet.

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