Bodies of two militants were recovered from Kishanganga River near Line of Control in Gurez area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, unidentified officials told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) on Saturday.
The officials said that the bodies were found by the police and army along with ammunition at Tulail village in the frontier area. Official sources confirmed the recovery of the bodies and told GNS that the duo according to documents found have been identified as Nisar Ahmad Rather from Dadsara Tral and Sameer Ahmad Dar, whose official confirmation was still awaited, from Dogripora, Pulwama.
A police officer told GNS that most probably they might have died due to drowning while crossing the river. He said that both of them were affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. “While Nisar was missing since February 2018, the whereabouts of other was unknown from March 2019,” the officer said.
Mr. Nissar’s Adhaar card was also recovered, the officer said. The police have registered a case and started that further investigation in this regard, the officer added. (GNS)