A militant of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit was killed in a gunfight with the forces in central Kashmir's Budgam , Police said Tuesday.
A police officer said that the anti-militancy operation was launched on a specific input at Nowhard Chrari Sharief area of Budgam Monday evening.
He said during the search operation the presence of militants got ascertained and they were asked to surrender, however they didn't give up and instead fired indiscriminately and threw grenades at the joint search party.
The forces retaliated, triggering a gunfight in which one militant was killed, the officer said.
The Police spokesman said that the killed militant was identified as Asif Shah of Samboora Pulwama, who was affiliated with JeM.
"One Army man of 53 RR received splinter injuries who was shifted to a hospital for treatment," he said.
The spokesman said incriminating material including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter.
The body of the killed militant would be sent to Handwara for his last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities, the spokesman said.
A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chrari Sharief and investigation have been started.