Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Abu Musaib was today killed while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.
On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.
He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.
A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital here.
The militant belonged to LeT outfit, the official said.
He said some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site. Further details were awaited.