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Five Army jawans missing as avalanches hit Army posts on LoC

As per reports, two soldiers went missing in Kupwara district's Nowgam sector on Monday evening and three others disappeared on Tuesday morning in Bandipora district's Gurez sector.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: December 12, 2017 15:00 IST ]
An avalanche struck a forward post in Gurez sector in
An avalanche struck a forward post in Gurez sector in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Five Army jawans were missing after avalanches hit two Army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

As per reports, two soldiers went missing in Kupwara district's Nowgam sector on Monday evening and three others disappeared on Tuesday morning in Bandipora district's Gurez sector.

"Continuing snowfall in the area is hampering rescue operations," a police officer said.

Meanwhile, rescue operations have been launched to trace the missing Army soldiers. "Efforts are on to trace the missing soldiers but continuous snowfall was hampering the rescue and search efforts," he added.

 

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