Jammu attack IEDs aimed to hit in single direction; two more drones spotted

The improvised explosive devices (IEDs) dropped from a suspected drone on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Station in Jammu on Sunday were fitted with “shaped charges” for “impact in just one direction”, according to sources.

Meanwhile, the Army said “a major threat was thwarted” as its troops opened fire at two drones spotted over the Ratnuchak-Kaluchak military area – the first at around 11.45 pm on Sunday, followed by another at 2.40 am on Monday. Sources said it was not known whether the drones were carrying any payload as they “flew away”.

While the NIA and NSG teams have reached Jammu to investigate the drone attack on the IAF station, an officer privy to the investigation details said: “The explosive is suspected to be RDX. The bombs were sophisticated, pointing to an expert assembler. They had been made in such a way that the impact would be in just one direction, that is towards the ground.”

“Two separate drone activities were spotted over Ratnuchak-Kaluchak military area by alert troops,” Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said in a statement on Monday. He said a high alert was sounded immediately and Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) engaged the drones with firing.

“Both the drones flew away. A major threat was thwarted by the alertness and proactive approach of troops,” he said, adding that the security forces are on high alert and a search operation is in progress.

A senior Army officer told The Indian Express that…

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