"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.
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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