Srinagar, February 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, three Indian troops were killed in a snow avalanche in Kupwara district.

Police said that the avalanche hit a post of Indian army in Machil area of the district, resulting in the killing of three soldiers. The rescue operation is on to recover the bodies of the soldiers, the police said.

“We are still confirming if more soldiers are trapped under the snow. At the moment it is difficult to say about the exact number of casualties,” SSP Kupwara, Shamsher Hussian, told media.

Meanwhile, body of a Kashmiri youth, Zakir Ahmad Sheikh, was found in Kangan area of Ganderbal district. The youth was missing since Thursday.

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