A top Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed and two special police officers injured in an encounter between security forces and troops in Reasi district today.
Acting on a tip off, troops cordoned off an area in Arnaf in the district, 130 kms from here, late last night.
Militants then fired on a party of Rashtriya Rifles troops who retaliated.
A divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit Abu Bakr was killed in the ensuing encounter, police said, adding
he was a Pakistani national. An AK rifle and two grenades were recovered from him.
In the encounter, two special police officers Ashraf and Murtaza were injured.