Sopore: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper and a civilian succumbed to their injuries after terrorists attacked a road opening party in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said on Wednesday (July 1).

The terrorists had attacked 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.

Heart-wrenching images of a three-year-old boy sitting next to his dead father surfaced.

However, Jammu and Kashmir Police came to the rescue of a three-year-old 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 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.

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.

The area has been sealed and a search operation has been launched. Officials of the Indian Army and police have also reached the spot.