- Title: Indian security forces rescue toddler during militant attack in Indian Kashmir
- Date: 1st July 2020
- Summary: SOPORE, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (JULY 1, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) (SOUNDBITE) (HINDI) STATION HOUSE OFFICER, SOPORE, AZAM KHAN, SAYING: "When we reached the spot, what we saw was disturbing. We had to lift three of our CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel who were bleedingâ€¦ and a civilian was dead. What disturbed us more was when we saw a small child around 2-2.5 year old was wandering around the body (of his grandfather)." MAN WASHING BLOOD WITH WATER SECURITY PERSONNEL CARRYING SNIFFER DOG MILITARY VEHICLES PARKED VARIOUS OF ARMED SECURITY PERSONNEL GATHERED BULLET OF BULLET MARK ON VEHICLE VARIOUS OF ARMED SECURITY PERSONNEL ON GUARD (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SUPERINTENDENTS OF POLICE, SOPORE, JAVED IQBAL, SAYING: "The militants were hiding inside a mosque and when our soldiers began deboarding the vehicle, they resorted to unprovoked firing. Some civilians and four of our CRPF personnel were injuredâ€¦ one soldier lost his life. A civilian and the child (who was rescued) were reportedly travelling to Handwara (town) in their carâ€¦the civilian also succumbed to bullet injuries." SECURITY PERSON STANDING ATOP OF VEHICLE/ VEHICLES MOVING
- Embargoed: 15th July 2020 11:48
- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan Sopore militants military vehicles security personnel
- Location: SOPORE, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SOPORE, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA002CKZ90ZZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THE EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL
Indian security forces rescued a three-year-old child who lost his grandfather during a militant attack in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir territory on Wednesday (July 1).
The child and his grandfather were travelling to a nearby town in their car when the militants opened fire. The grandfather succumbed to bullet injuries while the child was saved by the security personnel.
Police said the militants were hiding inside a mosque and resorted to unprovoked firing when the security personnel got down from their vehicles. Three policemen from the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force were injured, and one died in the attack.
Kashmir is a Muslim-majority region at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan. The neighbours both rule parts of the region while claiming the entire territory as theirs.
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