NIA team to investigate Air Force Station incident in Jammu

Hours after two explosions rocked the Indian Air Force station in Jammu airport which is being termed a ‘terror attack’, the investigative agencies have intensified their probe into the blast. According to sources, the central government is preparing to handover the investigation to National Investigation Agency (NIA). The Jammu and Kashmir Police is working on the case along with other agencies.

As per top NIA sources, the probe so far suggests that the drone came from across the border. Two high-intensity blasts took place inside the technical area of the Air Force Station in Jammu within a 5-minute gap. A terrorist carrying 5kg IED has been arrested near the blast area. The drones were launched from a few kilometers away from the airbase, although it is also being investigated whether the drones were sent from across the border. As per experts, the terrorists wanted to target the Air Force helicopter which was present at the air station but they missed the target, had the terrorists found the target then it could have caused a lot of damage. Two Indian Air Force personnel were injured in the explosions that took place around 1.40 am. The first blast ripped off the roof of a single-storey building at the high security technical area of the airport manned by the IAF in Satwari area of the city. The second one was on the ground, the officials said.

Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed may have been behind the attack at the Jammu airport on Sunday morning, an official involved in the investigation told. Preliminary reports confirmed that the blasts did not cause any major casualties or damage to equipment. However, the security forces have sealed the area to assess any further threat to security.