SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir
Four Indian soldiers were killed -- three in an avalanche and another in a blizzard -- in two northern Kashmir areas, an army official said.
Three soldiers were buried in their post after being hit by an avalanche in the Tangdhar area of Kupwara district, which is close to the Line of Control with Pakistan-administered Kashmir, also known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, army spokesperson Col. Rajesh Kalia said in a statement.
Another soldier died when an army patrol was caught in a blizzard in Gurez area in Bandipora district, the statement reads.
Bodies of all the deceased have been recovered by rescue teams, the spokesperson said.
These areas remain snow-bound during winter months and several such casualties occurred in the past.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.