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article image100 Pakistani troops buried in Avalanche

By Paul Iddon     Apr 7, 2012 in World
Approximately 100 Pakistani soldiers have been buried by an avalanche in the disputed region of Kashmir, the Pakistani Army has stated.
The avalanche buried the troops near the Siachen Glacier in the eastern Karakoram branch of the Himalaya mountains reported BBC News, DAWN group and the Bangladesh Daily Star.
The spokesman for the Pakistani army Major General Athar Abbas has told the BBC that some of the bodies have been recovered but has not disclosed at this time if there were any survivors and if so how many.
The soldiers were buried when the avalanche hit their military camp which was situated near the Siachen glacier (known as the highest battleground on earth), they are from the Northern Light Infantry regiment.
Pakistan has deployed helicopters and more troops with sniffer dogs to the highly disputed region stating that its "priority is to save lives."
The region of Kashmir where this took place is highly in dispute between Pakistan and India following the formation of the Pakistani state which was partitioned from India and saw Kashmir divided.
In this harsh and high climate however more soldiers have been killed by such harsh weather conditions than have been through combat between the two powers that contest and dispute the status of Kashmir.
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