Another drone shot down in Jammu and Kashmir; 5kg IED recovered
2 LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter after they refused to surrender
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police said on Friday that the threads used in the drone shot in Akhnoor area by the security forces earlier in the day were the same as those of the one used for dropping payloads at Air Force Station (AFS) Jammu.
Addressing the media, Mukesh Singh, ADGP (Jammu) said the police shot down a hexacopter carrying a payload of 5 Kg IED in Akhnoor area of Jammu, the threads of which were same as those used in the ones for dropping payloads at the AFS Jammu. "At around 1 a.m. today police shot down the drone when it went down to drop the payload that was around 5 Kg IED material", the ADGP said. He said that the serial number of the flight controller used in Friday's drone is just one digit different from the drone that was earlier shot down at Akhnoor some time back. "The IED material was packed and almost ready and just to be triggered by connecting a few wires.
"The drone shot down today was a hexacopter with six wings fitted with a flight controller and the GPS.
"The packed IED material was supposed to be picked by someone. We waited for the suspect, but no one turned up. "It seems that the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) has assembled many drones with the same series and there is just difference of one digit in the serial number of the one drone recovered earlier from the one shot down today."
The top police officer said such drones can travel upto 20 km depending upon the payload.
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who were killed in an encounter with the security forces in North Kashmir's Sopore, refused to surrender and instead opened indiscriminate fire, police said on Friday. Acting on specific information generated by Srinagar Police about the presence of terrorists in Sopore's Warpora area, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, the Army's 22 RR and CRPF. The victims have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad War alias Rukana alias Umar.