Srinagar, Jan 14 : Three Army soldiers and five civilians were killed in two separate avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir, police and defense sources said on Tuesday.
The defense sources said three soldiers were killed and another was missing after an avalanche hit an Army post in the Machil sector along the LoC on Tuesday.
Five soldiers were trapped under the avalanche.
The Army launched rescue operations and traced four of the soldiers. While three of them were declared dead, another was injured and is being treated at a local military facility, the sources said.
Efforts are on to trace one missing soldier.