Jammu: Humans staying around the Air Force station in Jammu awakened to the deafening sounds of explosions as two blasts happened at the military installation in the early hours of Sunday.
Two Indian Air Force (IAF) officers were wounded in the blasts that happened around 1.40 am within six minutes of each other.
“We awakened to deafening sounds. It shook the entire area, and people were aghast ,” Inderjeet Singh, who resides in a locality along the air force station, said.
Hearing the blasts, several people from locals such as Belicharana, Karan-Bagh, Gaddigar, Boharcamp and Satwari reached the air force station, regardless Covid restrictions, with no idea that it had been struck by drones.
“There was an ambience of fear in the locale by morning after channels broke the news of the assault. It is incredible for us that such a significant defence installation could be struck,” Mr Singh said.
Soon Nath of Satwari mentioned this is an issue of concern as such a hit was never heard of before.
“The strike at the IAF station in Jammu was a terror strike,” Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh told PTI.
He said cops and other agencies were functioning with IAF officials to decipher the plot behind the attack.
The airy distance from the Jammu airport to the international border (IB) with Pakistan is 14 km.