A top Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militant was among two ultras killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore town of North Kashmir on Wednesday.
A defence spokesman said the encounter started yesterday in Haigham, 50 kms from here, in which an Army jawan was killed.
The slain self-styled divisional commander was identified as Nouman. He was a Pakistani national and involved in an attack on Lal Chowk in Srinagar in February, 2010.
Sepoy Sanjay Kumar belonging to the Rashtriya Rifles was killed in the encounter yesterday.