Drone carrying IED material shot down in Jammu’s Kanachak area

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JAMMU — In a major development, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday shot down an aerial object, carrying an IED weighing five kilograms in Kanachak area of Jammu, officials said.

A senior police official said that in the wee hours today, a general information was received by Jammu district police that a drone has been spotted near International Border of Kanachak after which a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) deployed in the area as part of anti-Drone strategy was pressed into action.

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“Drone was spotted and police personnel shot it down,” the official said, adding that the aerial vehicle, generally referred as drone, is tetra-copter having six wings.

“On five of its wings, it had five kilograms IED attached to it which is a grave security concern,” the official said. “The IED material has been seized and investigation as well as physical and technical examination is going on.”

The official said that a drone has been shot down around eight kilometres inside IB in Kanachak. “We are ascertaining the purpose of the IED material as to whether it was supposed to air-dropped or transported to some other location,” he said.

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