An encounter operation among the security officials and the extremists took place in the morning hours in Ganderbal district in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Tuesday.
In the exchange of fire, one militant was killed and a security personnel officer was wounded. The injured soldier was rushed to the hospital.
After getting tip-off, the security forces launched a search operation in the Kulan area of the central Kashmir.
The militants fired upon the J&K forces during the combing operation.
An investigation is underway and the militant group is yet to be ascertained.