Jammu attack: ‘LeT hand likely, drones may have come from across border’

NEW DELHI: Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba is likely to be the mastermind of the unprecedented drone attack at the IAF station in Jammu airport, J&K police DGP Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday.
Two IAF officers suffered minor injuries when drones carrying explosives attacked the IAF station early Sunday morning. The twin attacks took place within a span of six minutes.
Speaking to PTI, Singh said that drones are suspected to have come from across (the border) and an investigation is under way.
He said the police have sensitised vital installations about the new threat from terror outfits.
“All preventive measures have been taken for the same,” Singh said.
He said a general warning has also been issued to the public for no unauthorised use of drones in Jammu and Kashmir. “Strict actions would be taken for the same,” he added.
First-of-its-kind attack
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took over the probe into the first-of-its-kind terror attack.
In what was the first instance of Pakistan-based terrorists deploying drones to strike vital installations, ywo drones dropped explosive material on the IAF station located at Jammu airport on Sunday. A cocktail of explosive material, including RDX, is believed to have been used.
The explosions took place around 1.40am within six minutes of each other. The first blast ripped off the roof of a single-storey building at the technical area of the airport manned by the IAF in Satwari on the outskirts of Jammu. The second one was on the ground.
The aerial distance from the Jammu airport to the international border is 14 kilometers.
(With inputs from PTI)

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