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J-K: Ex-militant killed by terrorists, 3-yr-old son dies of injuries

india Updated: Sep 19, 2015 15:43 IST
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Three year old Burhaan and his father were killed when militants in Sopore. (HT Photo)

A three-year-old boy, who was critically injured in an attack that killed his father, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday in Sopore of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Burhan and his father Bashir Ahmad Bhat, who was a former militant, were critically injured when unidentified gunmen fired at them in Segipora on Friday evening.

According to a senior police official, both were rushed to a hospital but Bhat died on the way.

"His three-year-old son, who was in his arms at the time of the attack, was critically injured and later lost his fight for life," the officer said.

Police said the gunmen initially lobbed a grenade towards Bhat which didn't explode.

"Then they opened fire," an official said.

At least eight people have been killed in Sopore and its adjoining areas by unidentified gunmen since May.

In first such attack on May 25, a BSNL employee was shot dead by unidentified gunmen when they struck a showroom in Sopore. Another person hosting a mobile tower atop his house was killed a day later.

A hitherto unheard of militant group, the Lashkar-e-Islam, had claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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