Avalanche kills 3 Indian army soldiers in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara

The post is located near the LoC in jammu and Kashmir. "One soldier is injured and no one is missing", he said.

As troops refused to leave their post despite avalanche warning, a forward picket got swept away in an avalanche in Machil sector on Friday, a senior Army officer said.

"We are still confirming if more soldiers are trapped under the snow". Meanwhile, two persons, including a child and a 46-year-old, were pulled out alive, and rushed to the Kupwara District Hospital, from where they were shifted to Srinagar for further treatment.

The condition of the injured soldier Sepoy Bipin is stated to be stable.

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Last month, 11 people were killed after their vehicle was hit by an avalanche in Kupwara district of the Indian portion of Kashmir.

The three deceased soldiers have been identified as Havaldar Kamlesh Singh (39), Naik Balveer (33) and Sepoy Rajinder (25).

"In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector, the army lost three valiant soldiers", PTI quoted an army official. In 2012, a massive avalanche in the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir killed 140 people, including 129 soldiers.

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