Over a dozen protesters have been injured during clashes near the gunfight site in Qaimoh area of district Kulgam on Sunday.
Locals of the area also alleged that the forces ransacked several residential houses and beaten scores of people including women.
A youth identified as Yawar Ahmed Mir, 24, a resident of Gassipora Wanpoh Anantnag was shot dead by the government forces.
Police also said that two militants were killed during the gunfight in Chadder area of Qaimoh village.
Police said that third militant has surrendered after he has been given an opportunity.
The gunfight started after the joint team of Army, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the area. (GNS)