Militants attack police party in Baramulla, no casualty

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir), July 12 (ANI): The militants on Tuesday attacked a police party at Warpora area of Sopore town in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. However, there was no immediate report of any injuries. The entire area has been cordoned off and a hunt operation has been launched to trace the militants. The attack on the police party comes at a time when the valley is boiling over protest against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani. The death toll in the clashes between the protesters and the security forces in Kashmir has reached 30, as normal life remained paralysed in the valley due to curfew-like restrictions and separatists-sponsored strike in wake of Wani's killing in an encounter earlier on July 8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today chaired a high-level meeting in the national capital where he appealed to maintain peace and calm in the valley. "The Prime Minister has hoped for peace and appealed that innocent lives are not disturbed," Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh told the media after the meeting. (ANI)