Srinagar: In the avalanche near Sonamarg on Wednesday, another Army patrol moving towards the post also went missing.
A police official said eight army men who were earlier reported to have been trapped have been rescued successfully during the operation. An army major was killed and four other soldiers injured on Wednesday. Major Amit Sagar while four soldiers were rescued alive from under snow and are being treated.
The authorities in Kashmir have issued avalanche warning for higher reaches of the Valley following fresh snowfall on Tuesday and advised people to stay away from the mountains and foothills.
On Thursday, six soldiers were killed when an avalanche hit the camp in Gurez sector along the LoC.