"The army and police laid a joint ambush and killed a militant in a short gunfight. The militant has been identified as Shakir Hussain Sheikh alias Chota Hafiz allegedly involved in last year blast outside Delhi High Court," said the official.
The killed militant was one of the most wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for the September 2011 blast and carried a reward of Rs.20 lakh on his head.
The official said that Shakir's associate Amir Ali Kamal was poisoned by his associate Rizwan on August 6, 2012, while the third accused, Junaid Akram Malik, was reportedly killed in a group clash. He was active since 2002 in Marwah and Dachhan area of Kishtwar.