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Jammu Air Force Station attack case handed over to NIA

The agency will probe how two explosions were carried out inside the high-security Jammu Air Force Station in the wee hours of June 27.

Jammu Air Force Station attack case handed over to NIA-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Jun 29, 2021, 10:01 AM IST
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The Union Home Ministry has handed over the Jammu drone attack case to the National Investigation Agency.

The agency will probe how two explosions were carried out inside the high-security Jammu Air Force Station in the wee hours of June 27.

Two IAF personnel were injured in the blasts, which were carried out using drones equipped to drop improvised explosive devices over the high-security zone.

This was the first time ever that drones were used to carry out a terror attack in the country.

A day later, a similar attempt was reportedly thwarted when two drones were spotted over the Kaluchak military camp. The drones turned back across the border once they were spotted.

Sources said the teams of the NSG and the NIA, which had arrived at the Jammu air force station hours after the attack, did not find any debris of drones from the two blast spots at the IAF base, suggesting that the drones returned after they dropped the explosives. 

The NIA is trying to find the spot from where the drone was operated from. 

Considering the ability that drones today possess, finding that will not be an easy task. That's because the International Border is barely 16 km away.

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