A Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was killed on Thursday while a policeman was injured in an encounter in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.
According to sources, the militant has been identified as Abu musaib, a nephew of Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
Abu musaib was Lashkar's operative commander of Bandipora ganderbal district and was assigned a job to strengthen the group' network in north Kashmir.
Security forces have also recovered an AK-47 rifle, three Chinese grenades, 66 rounds of live cartridges, a radio communication set and some medicines from the encounter site.
On specific intelligence input about presence of militants in Hajin area of Bandipora, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.
He said during the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated in which a militant was killed.
A police constable was also injured in the gunfight, the official said, adding he has been referred to a hospital in North Kashmir.
He said some miscreants pelted stones on the security forces near the encounter site.
Further details were awaited.