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Explosion rocks IAF station Jammu

Two IAF officials received minor injuries, one arrested with IED material

SRINAGAR, June 27, 2021: Two back to back blasts rocked Jammu airport’s technical area around 1.40 am on Sunday, following which a bomb disposal squad and a forensic team were rushed to the spot, officials said.

The Indian Air Force’s Media Co-ordination Centre (IAF—MCC) alerted the base of the incident, official said that no major damage was reported  in the incident.

“There were reports of an explosion inside Air Force Station Jammu. There is no injury to any personnel or any damage to any equipment.

Meanwhile an official said that a man hailing from an area of Jammu division was present in Narwal area under suspicious condition after which an operation was launched by police and suspect was zeroed in.

“He was detained and a multi kilogram substance, possibly an explosive substance of improvised nature, has been recovered.” the sources said.

They added that the substance was to be used to carry out a major strike in Jammu which otherwise got foiled due to timely arrest of suspect. (PTK)

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