Family dog kills seven-month-old baby in Germany
Tehran (KNA) - A seven-month-old boy has been killed by his family's pet dog in Germany - the country's second deadly dog attack in a week.
Police in Hesse, southern Germany, said on Tuesday the dog bit the baby in the head in the town of Bad Koenig on Monday and the child died in hospital that evening.
Detectives said it is unclear why the dog, described as having the features of a Staffordshire terrier mix, attacked the youngster.
The boy's 23-year-old father called emergency services immediately after the attack, police said.
The baby was rushed to hospital but, although his condition was initially described as stable, he later died.
The dog was taken to an animal shelter after the attack.