Jammu and Kashmir Police came to the rescue of a three-year-old boy during a terrorist attack in Baramulla district on Wednesday. The police rescued the toddler from getting hit by bullets after terrorists opened fire at a patrol party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district killing a CRPF personnel and one civilian.
In a heart-melting picture, a policeman can be seen holding the kid in his arms and trying to cheer him up.
“JKP #rescued a three years old boy from getting hit by bullets during #terrorist #attack in #Sopore. @JmuKmrPolice (sic),” a tweet by the Kashmir Zone Police read.
One personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a civilian were killed while two other security force personnel received injuries in the gunbattle. Three other CRPF jawans have been injured.
“We lost one CRPF personnel and one civilian in a terrorist attack at Sopore. Three CRPF personnel also got injured in the attack,” the Kashmir Police said on Twitter.
Three Central Reserve Police Force jawans suffered serious injuries in the attack that took place in Sopore town, about 50 km from Srinagar.
When the terrorists fired upon the patrol party, the three-year-old was travelling in a car with his father. The terrorists also opened fire at the car, killing the toddler’s father. The police rescued the boy after he was found wailing near the body of his father and later took him to his mother.
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The area has been cordoned off and search is on to nab the terrorists who managed to flee the scene.
The encounter started after terrorists attacked a CRPF’s road opening party when they were placing a check post along with personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police on the Sopore by-pass highway in Model Town of Sopore.
The area has been sealed and a search operation has been launched. Officials of the Indian Army and police are also on the spot.
This is the second attack on the CRPF in Sopore in the last three months. On 18 April, terrorists fired at a CRPF party, killing three personnel.