A self-styled self section commander of Lashker-e-Toiba outfit was gunned down by security personnel in an encounter in Doda district on Saturday.
A group of militants opened fire on the troops of Rashtriya Rifles, who were conducting search operations in Phulel area of the Doda district last night, leading to a gunbattle in which the LeT operative was shot dead, Defence sources said.
The slain militant has been identified as Tauhid Ahmed. A pistol and a grenade were recovered from him, the sources said.
Search was on for Ahmed's associates, who managed to escape, they added.