India, March 30 -- Councillor Shamasuddin Peer, who was injured in an attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Sopore a day earlier, succumbed to his bullet injuries at a Srinagar hospital on Tuesday. The toll from the attack on the Sopore Municipal Council office rose to three with Peer's death.

Four personal security officers (PSOs) deployed for the councillors' safety have been suspended as police admitted to lapses that led to the attack. A policeman was also killed in the attack.

Police have blamed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), its local operative Mudasir Pandit and a foreign terrorist for the attack.

Inspector general (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said the PSOs were outside the office but failed to stop the attackers. "They could have acted and stopped this...