Srinagar, Sep 8: Alert police guards foiled an attack on a picket and killed a militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in Anantnag district in the wee hours on Saturday, a police spokesman said.
He said the militants attacked a police picket at Achabal in Anantnag which was successfully repulsed by the alert jawans on duty.
In the retaliatory action, a militant was killed , he said.
Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant, who was identified Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Tatripora, Yaripora in Kulgam district, the spokesperson added..
Bilal had joined LeT three months before. His involvement was also established in a weapon snatching case earlier. He was involved in carrying out militant attacks on the security forces and civilian atrocities in the area.
He said a jawan was also injured in the encounter who has been evacuated to a nearby hospital.
From the spot, two cars have been also seized by police, which were apparently used by the militants.
Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation in the matter is in progress.