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First drone attack carried out in Indian territory at air force base in Jammu: Reports

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is leading a probe into the suspected drone attack, along with the IAF,  J&K Police, and forensic experts, reports said.  The Indian government is currently investigating the suspected use of drones in an attack on an Indian Air Force base in Jammu Airport, according to several reports including Press Trust of India. The incident is claimed to be the first instance of a drone attack in the country's territory. The twin blasts at the high-security airport happened at 1.37 am and 1.43 am and caused minor injuries to two IAF personnel, reports said. While one blast caused damage to the roof of a building, another bomb exploded in an open area, the media wing of the Indian Air Force tweeted. The IAF also said that there was no damage to any equipment. https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1408986123083206663 The usage of the drone was confirmed by Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh to NDTV. The news organisation quoted Dilbagh saying, "Drones with payload were used in both the blasts at Jammu airfield. Another crude bomb was found by the Jammu police. This IED was received by a Lashkar e Taiba operative and was to be planted at some crowded place." As of the publication of the story, MediaNama was not able to independently verify the usage of drones in this attack. We have reached out to J&K Police DGP Dilbagh Singh with queries, and the copy will be updated when we receive a response. Post the incident, teams…

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