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Drones attack IAF base in Jammu

In a first-of-its-kind attack in India, two blasts occurred by explosives dropped from drones rocked the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Jammu, in the wee hours of Sunday leaving two persons injured.

A preliminary investigation into the twin blasts inside the high-security zone of Air Force Station Jammu confirmed that drones were used to carry out the attack.

Taking to Twitter, the IAF said, “Two low-intensity explosions were reported early Sunday morning in the Technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. One caused minor damage to a roof to a building while the other exploded in an open area”.

The explosions took place within a span of five minutes in the early hours of Sunday; the first blast ripped off the roof of a building at 0137 hrs while the second one was on the ground at 0142 hrs.

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

There was no damage to any equipment. The investigation is in progress along with civil agencies, it said.

Meanwhile, an official here said that the Heli disbursal building has been targeted at two places, roof and the side, which is next to the Air Force Signal complex.

“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.

The NSG team has arrived on the spot and initiated a preliminary investigation, other investigation agencies are also going to join the probe, an official in the security setup said.

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