7 Soldiers Killed In Avalanche During Military Training Exercises In Kazahkstan

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Zhambyl, Kazakhstan – On Friday, February 17, 2017 an avalanche struck a group of soldiers from military unit 91678 during combat training in the Koksai Gorge in the Zhanbyl Region of Southern Kazakhstan.

SwissInfo.ch reports that 22 soldiers were involved. Multiple sources report that 7 soldiers died in the avalanche. It is unclear exactly how many soldiers were rescued. Reports range from 10 to 16.

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