Sopore: 3-yr-old boy dies hours after militants kill father

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Sep 19, 2015 15:11 IST
According to security forces at least eight people have been killed in Sopore by unidentified gunmen since May. (PTI File 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.

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