Troops missing after Kashmir avalanche

An Indian Army truck travels towards the avalanche site, in Tangmarg on February 8, 2010.Image copyright

Ten Indian soldiers are missing after an avalanche struck the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Army spokesman Colonel SD Goswami said army and air force rescue teams helped by dogs were looking for the troops.

The avalanche hit the high-altitude military post on the northern side of the glacier early on Wednesday morning,

Siachen, known as the world’s highest battlefield, is patrolled by troops from both India and Pakistan, who dispute the region’s sovereignty.

Four Indian soldiers were killed by an avalanche in the same area last month.

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