Suspected militants killed a man and injured his wife in Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday night, said the police. The assailants barged into Muhammad Ashraf Mir’s house around 9.30 pm and opened fire, according to Greater Kashmir.

Both Mir and his wife Saima Begum were critically injured. While Mir died before reaching Sopore sub-district hospital, the doctors referred his wife to Srinagar. “He was hit by five bullets and died before reaching the hospital in Sopore,” Superintendent of Police Javaid Iqbal told the Hindustan Times. “His wife is injured in both legs and has been referred to Srinagar.”

The motive of the killing is not clear yet. The police suspect the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, reported the Hindustan Times.

​This comes four days after suspected militants shot dead three civilians in Baramulla. They had opened fire at them near the Iqbal Market in Khanpora. The police, however, refused to share details about the motive for the attack.