A jawan of the the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a militant were killed on Thursday in an encounter in the Malbagh area of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation near Habak Crossing, following information about the presence of militants there, a police officer said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the security forces positions. In the exchange of firing, the militant got killed, while the jawan succumbed to his injuries soon after.
The officer said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is being ascertained.
(With inputs from PTI)