SRINAGAR: A militant was killed and a soldier lost his life in an encounter between the security forces and the ultras in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Friday, the Army said.
A cordon-and-search operation was launched in Pandoshan area of the south Kashmir district after a tip-off about the presence of militants there.
An encounter followed after the militants fired upon the search party, an official said.
"One terrorist, Zeenat-ul-Islam, a resident of Memender area of Shopian, has been killed in the Pandoshan operation," an Army official said.
During the operation, a soldier was also killed.
Weapons and war-like stores have been recovered from the encounter site, the official said, adding that the operation was on.