A militant was killed and an Army soldier suffered injuries in a gunfight between militants and security forces in Kashmir's north Bandipora district today.
Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of the militant in Parray Mohalla in Hajin area, security forces launched a search operation in the village, police said.
As the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militant opened fire on them. In the ensuing encounter, the militant was killed, a police official said.
"Security forces surrounded Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday morning following information about militant presence in the village," the official said .
When security forces were tightening the cordon, they were fired upon triggering the gunfight, the official added.
"One militant was killed and one army soldier injured in this encounter," the official informed.
The identity and group affiliation of the militant was not immediately known.
Firing exchanges have stopped, but a combing operation is on in the area.
Yesterday, three civilians working as labourers were killed in a pre-dawn terror attack by militants on a General Engineering Reserve Force camp near LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu.