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    Explosives-laden drones crash into Air Force station at Jammu airport; J&K DGP confirms twin blasts as terror attack

    Explosives-laden drones crash into Air Force station at Jammu airport; J&K DGP confirms twin blasts as terror attack

    Explosives-laden drones crash into Air Force station at Jammu airport; J&K DGP confirms twin blasts as terror attack
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    Two explosives-laden drones crashed into the high-security Indian Air Force station at Jammu airport in the early hours of Sunday. Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh has confirmed the twin blasts at IAF station as a terror attack.

    Two explosives-laden drones crashed into the high-security Indian Air Force station at Jammu airport in the early hours of Sunday, officials said. Two IAF personnel were injured in the explosions that took place around 1.40 am within a gap of six minutes.
    Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh has confirmed the twin blasts at IAF station as a terror attack.
    The first blast, which took place around 1.40 am, ripped off the roof of a single-storey building at the technical area of the airport manned by the IAF in the Satwari area of the city. The second one was on the ground.
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's office said he spoke to Vice Air Chief, Air Marshal H S Arora, over the incident. Officials added that Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh, has been apprised about the incident.
    Various probe teams including that of the IAF and National Investigation Agency reached the Air Force station and investigators are trying to ascertain the flight path of the two drones.
    "There was no damage to any equipment. Investigation is in progress along with civil agencies," The Indian Air Force said in a tweet.
    Meanwhile, an alert has been sounded in Punjab's border district of Pathankot after the twin blasts.
    Patrolling has been strengthened near sensitive areas in and around Pathankot and additional forces have been deployed, police said.  "We are on our guard in view of the situation. Whenever there is an incident of this kind, maximum alert is sounded in neighbouring areas," Pathankot's Senior Superintendent of Police, Surendra Lamba, said.
    (With inputs from PTI)
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