Highlights

  • Police recovered 3 magnetic IEDs dropped by a drone
  • Fresh attempt to smuggle explosives through the aerial route
  • BSF troops resorted to firing briefly along the India-Pakistan border

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The IEDs, with their timers set and packed inside tiffin boxes, were recovered from the Kantowala-Dayaran area of Kanachak in the Akhnoor sector, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh said.

BSF troops resorted to firing briefly along the India-Pakistan border in the Jammu district on Tuesday after hearing a humming sound which led to suspicion that a drone was flying around.

Alert troops fired two rounds on hearing that humming sound coming from a height of about 800 meters in the Akhnoor area, a BSF officer said.

He said all concerned have been informed and further details are awaited.

Drone-threat is present everywhere along the India-Pakistan border but security forces are alert to foil any nefarious design from across the border in the region, a senior Border Security Force officer said.

He said the Army and BSF are fully dominating the Line of Control (LoC) to ensure the protection of the people along the frontier.

POLICE STATEMENT:-

Yesterday night BSF observed a drone activity in Kanachak area and fired some shots towards the drone. Immediately police party was deployed and they followed the anti drone SOP in the general area. At around 11 pm at Dayaran area of Kanachak, police party observed the drone activity and fired at it again. The payload attached with the drone was brought down. However the drone could not be brought down. The payload contained three magnetic IEDs packed inside children tiffin box with timer set to different timings of 3 hours , 8 hours etc. The IED has been deactivated and diffused through controlled explosion. A case has been registered.

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