As many as 100 jawans of Pakistan Army including a colonel were buried under avalanche in Skardu’s Siachen Gyari Sector—the army’s highest battalion headquarters, ISPR said on Saturday.

According to army spokesman Athar Abbas, Pakistan Armed Forces kick-started rescue operation to winch the trapped soldiers as soon as possible.

He said in statement that snap dogs and helicopters were also used in rescue operation which was conducted by hundreds of troops. The incident took place in Saturday's wee hours at 6 AM, Spokesman said added that rescue activities were underway in the area. The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya , just east of the Line of Control between India-Pakistan. Earlier media reports said an avalanche hit the Siachen base camp of the army trapping over 150 of jawans. An avalanche buried about 150 Pakistani soldiers near the Siachen glacier on the border with India.