3 soldiers killed in line of duty in Kupwara

Srinagar:

Three soldiers including a JCO were killed after they slipped into a deep gorge near Line of Control in Machil sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, Army said on Wednesday.

They said the incident took place in a forward area during a regular operational task.

“During a regular op task in forward area, a party of 01 JCO & 02 OR ( other ranks) slipped into a deep gorge, when snow on the track gave way,” Army said. The mortal remains of all the three have been retrieved.

This is second tragedy in Machil sector in last two months.

In November last year a massive snow slide hit a patrol party in Machil leading to the three Army casualties.