‘Terrorist attack at Jammu airport’: police say they bombed drones

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  • Air Force for a detailed investigation
  • Two arrested
  • The DGP said that what happened was a terrorist attack

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police have confirmed that the explosion in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning was a terrorist attack. DGP Dilbag Singh said the explosion in the Jammu airport technical area was a terrorist attack and that an investigation was underway. The attacker struck shortly after noon in front of a crowded airport. Two explosions were heard in the area five minutes apart.

Two drones were reported to have crashed into the airbase and contained bombs. Two soldiers were also slightly injured in the attack. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who is currently in Ladakh, discussed the situation with senior officials. It is believed to be the first drone strike in the country. A high alert has been issued in the Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot areas in the wake of the explosions.

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Meanwhile, Mukesh Singh, ADGP of Jammu and Kashmir, said that a militant was captured within the confines of the Trikuta Nagar police station. He was arrested near a shopping center and found in possession of some five kilograms of explosives. Police say they planned to carry out the blast in a crowded area. Meanwhile, the police are investigating what was the true purpose of the drones that crashed at the airport. Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, currently the Chief of Air Staff in Bangladesh, is also monitoring the situation.

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So far, two people have been arrested in connection with the blast. The police have registered a case against him. The airport will be inspected by senior Air Force officials and NIA officials. The planes parked at the airport were believed to be the target of the terrorists.

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