Two suspected militant guides were found dead today near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said.
Their bodies were recovered from Dumrigali-Fatehgali in Keran sector, 145 km from here, by security forces. An identity card recovered from one of the deceased stated his name as Mohammad Zumzum, a resident of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, they said.
A wireless set, a mobile phone with a Pakistani SIM card, seven ice axes, as many hand gloves, two snow shoes, three rucksacks, two foam mattresses and a snow goggle were recovered from the deceased, the officials said.
The recoveries suggested that the deceased were working as guides for the militants to infiltrate from across the border and had apparently died of an avalanche while crossing the Valley.