Grenade blast near Punjab Army camp

India: A grenade blast occurred near Triveni Gate of the Army camp in Pathankot, Indian Punjab. Further investigations are underway. SSP of Pathankot Surendra Lamba said: “CCTV footage of the area will be probed.”

Police rushed to the spot and recovered parts of the grenade. Following the incident, cops have been put on high alert.

Security tightened across the Jammu region in the wake of the grenade attack in Pathankot. The security forces have set up checkpoints at various places on the Jammu-Pathankot Highway. Vehicles are being thoroughly checked.

In June this year, two explosions had rocked the high-security technical area of Air Force Station Jammu. Two personnel sustained minor injuries in the incident. “A drone with payload in both the blasts at Jammu airfield is suspected to have dropped the explosive material,” DGP Dilbagh Singh had said, adding that the drone was being operated from a site near the scene of the attack.

The drone was used only to drop the IEDs. Once the payload was dropped, the drone returned to wherever it came from.

On October 6, a drone was spotted near the Jaitpur post in Bamiyal sector of Punjab’s Pathankot district. Alert Border Security Force (BSF) jawans opened fire at the drone, shooting four to five rounds before the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) disappeared.

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