"The body of 32-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Reshi of Gonipora Kunzar in Baramulla district was recovered today morning near a nullah (stream) in Kunzar," a senior police official told reporters here.

The official said the dead man was reportedly of unsound mind. It was not immediately clearly how the man died. Police confirmed that two of the three youth whose bullet-riddled bodies were found yesterday in an apple orchard in Baramulla district were militants.

"Two of the three slain youths have been identified as Amir Ahmad Reshi of Hardshiva (Sopore) and Ashiq Ahmad Wani of Lolipora (Pattan), who were militants belonging to Qayoom Najar-led Lashkar-e-Islami group, a rebel group of the Hizbul Mujahideen.

"The triple murders were a result of a rivalry between two militant groups. Investigations are on in the case," a senior police officer said. No separatist group has given a call for protest or shutdown in Kashmir over the triple murders.

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