An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Chitragam village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district in the early hours of Thursday.
One militant, named Anayat Ahmad Dar, was killed in the encounter, the Jammu and Kashmir police said.
It is the same area where a civilian was injured by militants late on Wednesday evening. It is believed that the same militants have been trapped by the forces.
“Last night, an active terrorist, Anayat Ashraf Dar, who was an OGW and also involved in drugs in Keshwa, Shopian, fired upon a civilian and injured him. After input from sources, a CASO was launched at village Keshwa and the area was cordoned off,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said.
“The terrorist was offered to surrender but he didn’t. Later he was neutralised. One pistol and ammunition were also recovered from his possession. Injured civilian is still hospitalised,” the police added.