Avalanches hit two Army posts in Kashmir, 5 troopers missing

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

Two troopers 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.

A rescue operation was underway in the area.

More than five feet deep snow had accumulated in Gurez due to the heavy snowfall that started on Monday evening, the officer added.

In January this year, 14 soldiers were  killed in avalanches in Gurez area of Kashmir.

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