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Army team deployed to trace 3 soldiers missing after LoC avalanche

IANS | Srinagar |

The Army on Wednesday deployed a team from the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) to trace three soldiers missing after an avalanche hit their post in Gurez Sector of the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence Ministry sources said here that the HAWS team from Sonamarg was deployed at the spot on the Line of Control (LoC) in Bandipora district after the avalanche on Tuesday morning.

HAWS is the Army’s training establishment for special operations in very high altitudes, glaciated, and snow-bound areas.