Stranded climbers rescued in Ishkoman valley

A Pakistani mountaineering official said on Tuesday that an army helicopter has rescued four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded after being hit by a snow avalanche in the Ishkoman Valley.

A seven-member Pakistan-Italian friendship expedition comprising four Italian climbers led by Tarcisio Bellò, Nadeema and Shakeela, students of Karakoram International University, and a guide namely Mohammad Imtiaz from Shimshal valley, had started their adventure to climb an unknown 5,300-metre peak in Hindukush mountain range in Ishkoman valley on June 2.

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