MUZAFFARABAD: Landslides triggered by heavy snow claimed the lives of three soldiers and left 18 others missing on Friday in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the military said.
The incident took place in the Kel area on the Line of Control with India, and the Pakistan Army said a rescue operation was under way.
The missing were eight soldiers and 10 civilians.
“Three soldiers embraced martyrdom. Eight soldiers and 10 civilians are also missing,” the military said in a statement, adding that the landslides were a mixture of mud and snow.