In the early hours of Sunday, two blasts took place at the Air force base in Jammu. This is believed to be the first terror attack with the use of a drone.
This incident took place at a security airport located about 14 km from the border of Pakistan just before 2 am. In this explosion, two IAF officers got minor injuries.
One of the explosions caused some damage to the roof of a building that was located in the technical section and the other blast happened in an open area.
J&K Police chief Dilbag Singh said that the attack at the IAF station in Jammu is a terror attack. An FIR has been lodged under anti-terror Unlawful Activities act. Under this, they are allowed to arrest the suspects and detain them for up to 6 months without any evidence.
IAF teams, National Investigation Agency, National Bomb Data Centre and J&K police are investigating the attack.
Singh said that another such strike was averted when they had arrested a terrorist with an Explosive device that was to be used for a strike in a crowded place.
“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,” Mr Singh told NDTV.
Jammu airport is also used for operating passenger flights but due to the attack, Jammu Airport director Pravat Ranjan Beuria said that there was no disruption in the flight