Three soldiers killed in Kupwara avalanche

Kupwara, Nov 18: Three soldiers were killed after they came under an avalanche in Machil Sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara on Friday, officials said.

“In an unfortunate incident, three jawans of Army’s 56-RR achieved martyrdom in the line of duty in Machil area when they came under an avalanche,” a senior police officer said.

He said that all the bodies have been retrieved from spot while their identification is being ascertained. Defence sources said that a fresh weather advisory has been shared with the soldiers guarding forward posts and they have been advised to stay cautions while performing duties in avalanche prone areas

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