Major terror plot on Amarnath Yatra averted as drone carrying 7 sticky bombs downed in J&K’s Kathua
A drone carrying seven sticky bombs was shot down on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district’s Rajbagh area, soon after it entered Indian territory from across the International Border.
The drone was part of a major terror conspiracy aimed at the Amarnath Yatra. But the timely intervention of the police foiled the major terror attack, sources told News18. Apart from the seven sticky bombs, the drone also carried another packet containing seven under barrel grenades.
Police had inputs that terrorists may use sticky bombs to attack Char Dham Yatra buses. A police search team detected the movement of a drone from the border in Talli Haria Chak area of Rajbagh police station area in the morning and opened fire on it.
Police officials said the drone was brought down after it caught fire on the ground. “It has a payload attached to it and is being investigated by the Bomb Disposal Squad,” the spokesman said.
“Based on the drone activity observed in the area of Talli Hariya Chak, Thana Rajbagh of district Kathua, morning search teams of police were being sent to the general area on a regular basis. In the early hours of today, the search team spotted a drone coming from the border side and opened fire on it. The drone was shot down. It is accompanied by a payload attachment which is being examined by bomb disposal experts.
He said that a search team was sent to the area to check the continuous drone activity from across the border.
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