"Lieutenant Prateek and 16 other soldiers were killed. At least 17 are injured. No one is missing. We evacuated over 40 soldiers during the operations," Lt. Colonel J.S. Brar, army spokesman, said.
Image: An Army rescue team member waves as it leaves for Gulmarg, from Tangmarg, about 25 miles northwest of Srinagar on February 8, 2010.
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