Five Indian Army soldiers go missing at LoC in occupied Kashmir

Five Indian Army soldiers go missing at LoC in occupied Kashmir
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SRINAGAR: Five Indian Army soldiers have gone missing along the Line of Control (LoC) in occupied Kashmir 's Gurez and Naugam sectors, following heavy snowfall in the valley since yesterday, a defence official said on Tuesday.


Jammu and Kashmir is experiencing widespread snowfall and rain with the meteorological (MeT) office forecasting present weather conditions to continue till Thursday due to a western disturbance over the state.


"Two soldiers fell down a slope in Naugam sector (Kupwara district) while three others went missing from a forward post in the Kanzalwan sub-sector of Gurez (Bandipora district) during heavy snowfall," Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here.


Search and rescue operations are on to trace the five missing soldiers, he said.


Earlier, a police official had said that the three soldiers in Gurez sector went missing after an avalanche hit their post at Baktoor near the LoC.

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