2 low-intensity blasts at Jammu Air Force Station, use of drones suspected

Two low-intensity explosions took place early Sunday morning in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. The Indian Air Force (IAF) said an investigation into the matter is in progress along with civil agencies.

National Bomb Data Centre experts and forensic teams were rushed to the Jammu airport after the blasts were reported at around 2 am.

According to the Indian Air Force, one of the blasts caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area.

"Two low-intensity explosions were reported early Sunday morning in the technical area of Jammu Air Force Station. One caused minor damage to the roof of a building while the other exploded in an open area," IAF tweeted. "There was no damage to any equipment. Investigation is in progress along with civil agencies," it added.

Security agencies suspect that drones were used to drop bombs at the Air Force station, however, there was no confirmation from the Indian Air Force so far.

According to an ANI report citing people familiar with the matter, two drones were used to carry out the attack. "Two drones were used to carry out an attack inside the Air Force base in Jammu on Sunday", sources told ANI.

As per an ANI report two personnel suffered minor injuries. "Two Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel suffered minor injuries in the drone explosions near the Jammu Air base," sources told ANI.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on his way to Ladakh to review operations preparedness of the force, spoke to Vice Air Chief, Air Marshal H.S. Arora regarding explosions at the Station.

"Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh spoke to Vice Air Chief, Air Marshal HS Arora regarding today's incident at Air Force Station in Jammu. Air Marshal Vikram Singh is reaching Jammu to take stock of the situation," the Raksha Mantri's Office tweeted.

Meanwhile, sources informed ANI that a high-level investigation team of the Indian Air Force will reach Jammu shortly.

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