LeT militant Shariq Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Awantipora area in the district, was killed in encounter with security forces in Naina Batapora village of Pulwama, an army official said.

The official had earlier said that two militants were killed in the gunbattle but only one body was recovered from debris of the house where Bhat was hiding since yesterday.

One AK assault rifle and some ammunition has been recovered from the scene of the gunbattle which began last night following information about the presence of militants in the area, the official said.

"As the security forces were searching the debris, local youths indulged in stone-pelting and set ablaze a police vehicle," a police official said.

He said the security forces opened fire following which one youth died and five others were injured. The deceased has been identified as Parvaiz Ahmad, the official said, adding that those injured have been shifted to various hospitals in Srinagar.

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