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Package containing Rs 5 lakh, IEDs dropped by drone in J-K’s Samba

Jammu: A package including two improvised explosive devices (IED), a detonator, two pistols, four magazines, 60 rounds and Rs 5 lakh was dropped by a drone from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, officials said.

Locals saw the consignment being dropped by a drone somewhere between Ramgarh and Vijaypur, about 5 km from the International Border, at around 6.15am and informed police.

Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Mahajan said that the bomb disposal squad seized two unassembled IEDs with detonators, two Chinese pistols, four magazines with 60 rounds and Rs 5 lakh in Rs 500 denomination, as reported by news agency PTI.

The consignment was covered in a wooden box with a steel base, the SSP said, adding that it is a case of cross-border drone-dropping.

Police said that they are investigating the matter and that the police team and locals would be rewarded.

Suspected drone detected near Jammu airport

Last week, a movement of a suspected drone was detected in the radar of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) near the Jammu airport in Jammu and Kashmir, after which an alert was issued in the city.

Security forces have been put on high alert after the suspicious drone was detected

Previously, on June 26 last year, two low-intensity IEDs were dropped from a drone on the IAF base in Jammu, in which two IAF personnel suffered minor injuries.

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