A militant was killed and a policeman injured when some ultras attacked a police picket in Anantnag district. The Jammu and Kashmir Police foiled the weapon-snatching bid in Achabal block of Anantnag district.
The police personnel who was injured in the incident was later shifted to a hospital for medical treatment. He is said to be in a stable condition.
The police have mounted a search operation in the area to nab the remaining militants who escaped during the shootout.
The slain militant has been identified as Bilal Ahmad a resident of Tantraypora Yaripora of the neighbouring Kulgam district, the spokesman said.
Bilal had joined the proscribed terror outfit LeT three months ago. His involvement was also established in a weapon snatching case earlier. He was involved in carrying out terror attacks on the security forces and civilian atrocities in the area, he said.
"From the spot, two cars have also been seized by the police, which were apparently used by terrorists. Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation in the instant matter is in progress, the spokesman said.
(With inputs from PTI)