5 Soldiers Missing After Avalanches Hit Military Posts Near Line Of Control In India Controlled Kashmir

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Line Of Control, Kashmir – After heavy snowfall in the region, two separate avalanches struck two Indian army posts near the Line Of Control in India Controlled Kashmir.

India | Pixabay Image
India | Pixabay Image

On Monday, December 11, 2017 two soldiers were caught in Nowgam sector in Kupwara. On early Tuesday morning, three soldiers were caught in an avalanche at Baktoor in Gurez sector in Bandipora.

Rescue operations are underway, but the steady snowfall is making the search challenging. At this point, authorities feel that the chances of survival for the missing soldiers is slim.

We will try to update this post when more information is available.


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