Former militant shot dead, son injured by unknown gunmen in Sopore

Baramulla: A former militant was killed and his minor son injured in an attack by unknown gunmen in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district.

Carrying his 3-year-old son Burhan in lap, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, a former militant was on way to his house in  Sagipora area of Sopore this evening when unidentified gunmen fired shots at him from close range at the market, an official told Kashmir Reader. In the surprise attack, the father son duo was critically injured.

The injured were removed to the nearby hospital for treatment. However, before the doctors could treat Bashir, he succumbed to injuries. His son Burhan, who has received shots in abdomen has been rushed to Srinagar hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, police and army have reached the spot and launched search operations. Further details emerging.