The two militants are believed to have drowned in the river in Gurez sector while trying to infiltrate from PoK.
The bodies of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were recovered on Saturday from Kishanganga river near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
The two militants are believed to have drowned in the river near Malangam Tulail village in Gurez sector while trying to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), security officials said.
One of the militants was identified as Sameer Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Dangerpora in Pulwama district. The other militant was identified as Nisar Ahmad Rather, resident of Dadsara, Tral in Pulwama.
They were both active militants with the Hizbul Mujahedeen and had been missing since 2018.
An Aadhaar Card and a driving licence were recovered from their possession by officials. Security officials also recovered four wrist watches, 116 AK RDS, four AK magazines, 16 9mm RDS and one grenade.