"One terrorist has been killed and one soldier has been martyred in this operation," he said, adding that a weapon was recovered from the slain terrorist.
Earlier reports quoting police sources said two soldiers were killed in the gunfight and that one was injured.
The slain militant, identified as Hilal Ahmad Rather, was a local Kashmiri working for the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit.
Police sources said Hilal Ahmed Rather joined the Hizbul as an active militant after he was spotted in a CCTV footage helping the escape of Naveed Jatt, a Pakistan militant of LeT, from Srinagar's S.M.H.S. hospital on February 6, 2018.
The fighting in Ratnipora village began on Tuesday when a group of militants fired at the security forces.
As news about the fighting spread, youths in the area clashed with the security forces in a bid to disrupt the operation.
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