Five soldiers have gone missing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Gurez and Naugam sectors, following heavy snowfall in the valley since yesterday, a defence official said today.Jammu and Kashmir is experiencing widespread snowfall and rain with the meteorological (MeT) office forecasting present weather conditions to continue till Thursday due to a western disturbance over the state.”Two soldiers fell down a slope in Naugam sector (Kupwara district) while three others went missing from a forward post in the Kanzalwan sub-sector of Gurez (Bandipora district) during heavy snowfall,” Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here.Also readSnowfall in Kashmir: Valley cut off from rest of India, 3 Army jawans missing after avalancheSearch and rescue operations are on to trace the five missing soldiers, he said.Earlier, a police official had said that the three soldiers in Gurez sector went missing after an avalanche hit their post at Baktoor near the LoC.Also readNorth India experience chilly weather; snowfall in J&K and Himachal, rain in DelhiAn army porter is missing since yesterday after he came under an avalanche in Tulail in Gurez.

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5 soldiers missing along LoC after heavy snowfall in Kashmir