A militant of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit and another unidentified person were killed on Friday in a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.
"On specific input about the presence of three terrorists in Herpora (Kanelwan) area of Anantnag district, an operation was launched by police, Rashtriya Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)," a police spokesperson said.
"During search operation terrorists fired at the search party resulting in exchange of fire. Around midnight, taking advantage of darkness, two terrorists fired and managed to slip away from the cordon.
"The outer party of the army retaliated the firing from fleeing terrorists. Later, it was learnt that a person riding a motorcycle was killed in the cross firing," he said.
"No material leading to identity of the person could be found on him. One terrorist of HM outfit namely Yawar Nissar Shergujri alias Algazi was also killed in the encounter," the police spokesperson said.
One SLR (self-loading rifle), 2 magazines, 40 rounds of ammunition, one Chinese hand grenade and a pouch was recovered from the slain terrorist.
"One solider of Rashtriya Rifles, Rifleman Rohit Kumar also sustained injuries," the spokesperson added.