An army check post in the Maachil sector near LOC got isolated in an unusually strong snowstorm which blanketed the entire region in several feet of thick snow. The death of 3 soldiers out the five in the post are confirmed. Further rescue operation for a missing soldier is on-going.
As per sources, a team of 9 troopers set out for a mission in Kolan district of Kashmir when the storm struck them. Military rescued 4 soldiers with the help of local Kashmiris. The search for the missing soldier is on-going till now.