Civilian Dies in J&K Attack, 3-Yr-Old Grandson Sits Next to Body

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Wednesday, 1 July, that they rescued a three-year-old boy from getting hit by bullets during a terrorist attack in Sopore, in which one Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a civilian were killed.

In visuals that emerged after the attack, the boy was seen sitting on top of his grandfather, the civilian who was killed in the incident. Later, the police took him to his mother.

According to reports, the grandfather and the child were travelling in a car from Srinagar to Handwara when the attack took place.

Three other security force personnel were also injured in the attack wherein the terrorists fired upon a CRPF patrolling party and escaped.

Earlier, the CRPF had said that two jawans were in critical condition, while one had suffered minor injuries.

The incident comes days after a CRPF jawan and a child were killed on 26 June in an attack by terrorists in J&K's Anantnag. The terrorists attacked a CRPF party deployed in highway security in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.

"Terrorists came on a motorcycle and opened fire. We have identified the attacker. He is a local terrorist of Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir. He fired from a pistol, killing the CRPF jawan and a six-year-old child," Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, had reportedly said of the incident earlier.

(With inputs from ANI and NDTV.)

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